Eight Gigs: Young Jesus
Tues., Oct. 20, The Starlite Lounge, $8
Chicago-bred indie rock band Young Jesus made the move to Los Angeles, as many bands do, to begin writing new material with the addition of two new members. Its latest album, Grow/Decompose, received quite the online buzz from music blogs like SpinMedia's Stereogum and San Francisco-based Turntable Kitchen. The 10-song album captures the group's Midwestern charm and showcases each song's novel-like narrative that's catchy and provocative. The band's song “G” uses steady beats and upbeat guitars to introduce listeners to a character named Neil and the more intimate details of his daily life. 1517 21st Street, www.facebook.com/youngjesus.