Slacker punk from a couple young and promising bands.
FIDLAR / The OrwellsBowery Ballroom (6 Delancey Street, New York, NY 10002) Map it $15
FIDLAR are slackers at heart. The only thing they really care about is skateboarding; trivial things like doing their homework and making the grade in school have little meaning to them. But when their adopted Vietnamese brother turns up dead after discovering an error in the shipping records at his place of work, FIDLAR begins to suspect something more. Refusing to accept the police's theory of suicide, FIDLAR launches their own investigation, determined to uncover the truth of what really happened to their brother.
The ORWELLS are made up of five seventeen year olds from Chicago, Illinois. They play rock n roll music. Their names are Mario, Grant, Henry, Dominick and Matt. They write songs -- scratch that, primitive teenage battle cries -- about girls and America and being suspended from high school. Although one might categorize The Orwell's distinct brand of the blues as garage or punk, they would be wrong. The Orwells sound comes from a deeper, different place. A place both long forgotten and also timeless. Their first LP, "Remember When" comes out this summer on Autumn Tone Records. Be the first on your block to snatch it up.