PLAYBACK:stl @ Cicero’s | 08.12.08

August 12: PLAYBACK:stl presents Rabies vs. Rickshaws, AutoVaughn & The Antichord

at CICERO’s | 8:30 p.m.
6691 DELMAR | $5 ($8 for minors) | 16+


Rabies vs. Rickshaws | I woke up from a dream in a cold sweat thinking I was in Hell and realized that I always had been and most likely always would be and I smiled because I was happy and I fell back asleep and now I can’t tell whether I"m awake or asleep and I just don’t care.

AutoVaughn is comprised of four young lads currently living in Nashville, each with roots planted deeply in the blue-collar crossroads of Indiana and Ohio. Their backgrounds provide plenty of inspiration, as the songwriting on new EP The Cycles lashes out at the hardships of living in today’s unstable world. Between a failing industry/economy, religious factions and a world at war, one might say that AutoVaughn has a proverbial beef with the current world view, voiced in songs such as "Our Confidence," on which AutoVaughn proclaim, "The climate’s changing, don’t you know? Our confidence is almost gone." WHether they meant to or not, they’re on to something; the climate of music and the world is indeed changing, and in more ways than one. AutoVaughn manages to blend the post-’80s tension of Nirvana with the Brit-pop influence of Oasis and The Police.

The Antichord | Brand new to the scene, The Antichord combines the vocalists and songwriters from the Barnacles, Brian Olen and Casey Wollberg, and a multi-instrumentalist from Whiskey Daydream, Ben Ash. This is a special inaugural engagement. Our influences range from HAwksley Workman to Rasputina to Kelly Clarkson. If you can imagine it, then do so. If you can’t, then come to the show.

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