NIGHT MOVES: Milk Music, World's Greatest Ghosts

By Volcano Staff on April 2, 2010


Party Rock: Milk Music is quite possibly the closest thing to Boston's feel good party rock Olympia will ever produce - albeit a very, VERY Olympia rendition, and not so vegan twin guitar Tom Scholz-y. At least that's what I thought last time I saw Milk Music play at Old School Pizzeria to a packed house of kids and hipster elites alike, all of whom were bobbing and jumping in unison to their riff-driven melodies like a giant flooding orgasm approaching its crest on the sandbagged shores of an outrageously rewarding night. With White Boss, 8 p.m., all ages, $4, Ghost Town Gallery, 416 Washington St. SE, # 207 (upstairs), Olympia - Owen Taylor

Synth-driven Indie Rock: World's Greatest Ghosts make music that makes me feel warm, tingly - and kind of uncomfortable. With a love of magick (emphasis on the "k"), monsters, and familial affection - as well as an exploitation of hyper-poppy synth-driven indie rock - it's pretty easy to fall in love with World's Greatest Ghosts. But be careful: lurking at the corners is a hidden darkness - an obsession with ideas like death and heartbreak that strengthens and deepens the music into something much more than the sum of its parts. With Tempo No Tempo and guests, 9 p.m., $5, The New Frontier Lounge, $5, 301 E. 25th St., Tacoma, 253.572.4020 - Rev. Adam McKinney

LINK: More live music in the South Sound tonight