Ty Segall And Yuck Coming To Cleveland
That’s right, Garage rocker Ty Segall and 90s alternative nostalgia-inducing Yuck are coming to Cleveland on August 30…but not to the same venue! Ty Segall will be at The Beachland Ballroom, and Yuck will be at The Grog Shop.
I ran into this predicament a few years back with Frank Black coming to the Grog Shop and The Walkmen (I wonder if Nasty Fancy will ever go a week without mentioning them?) coming to The Beachland Ballroom. I went with Frank Black, and it was incredible, but who knows how that Walkmen show went? If you’re a fan of both of these artists, it isn’t an easy choice to make. But, Nasty Fancy is here to help you, at the very least, make an educated decision.
Back in June, we touched on Ty Segall’s latest album, Goodbye Bread. Ty Segall started his solo career with skuzzed-out one-man-band mayhem, coaxing out as much noise from his guitar and drums as his two hands and feet enabled him while he belted out some surprisingly catchy melodies. Many looked to him as the new torch bearer of the garage rock revival after the death of Jay Reatard.
On Goodbye Bread, we hear a more mature Ty Segall. The DIY production is still there, but it’s all more organized and tame. That might be a bad thing for many bands who built a fan base around noisy rock and roll, but Segall pulls it off with grace. It’s more John Lennon than Jay Reatard this time around, but I would be willing to bet that the energy of his live shows hasn’t been lost.
London band Yuck are very reminiscent of alternative/indie bands of the 90s. Indie pioneers of that time period have been having a resurgence lately. We’ve seen The Dismemberment Plan and Pavement reunite, Weezer did shows playing their 1996 classic Pinkerton in it’s entirety. It could be easy to dismiss a band like Yuck at this particular point in time.
However, Yuck does a good job of standing out in this environment. The album contains mid-tempo peppy songs, down tempo moapers and over-driven, feedback-laden jeers, and they’re all done with catchy hooks, melodies and harmonies. Also interesting is that this is an almost brand new band — they were formed in 2009 and released their self-titled debut album in February of this year. They’ve garnered a good amount of attention for such a young band, and I’m sure we’ll be hearing more and more about them in the coming months.
Check out a live sampling of each band:
Ty Segall – You Make The Sun Fry/Standing At The Station
Yuck – Get Away (Later with Jools Holland)
So which band am I going to see? I have no idea! They’re both going to be killer shows. But, I hope I helped someone out there make a decision, because it’s never a fun position to be in.