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6th Annual Valley of the Vapors: Night One

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plus horns this time.

So tonight's the night! The Valley of the Vapors festival opens it's sixth year with a Sophie's Choice of a night in which you have to choose between a dusty, cowpunk lineup in a warehouse or a sleek, current affair down the street.
At Low Key Arts, doors open at 6 p.m. and the show pops off at 7 p.m. with Ryan Power, an Arkansas/Vermont songwriter who recalls Ariel Pink one minute and Jackson C. Frank the next; Andrew Anderson, who, with an impromptu four song set, astounded a packed White Water Tavern last night (watch this); Tumbledown, an alt-country outfit fronted by MxPx's Mike Herrera and Lucero, playing what--let's face it--will be one of their last small venue shows ever. Ben and Co. brought their horn section along for the ride, as well. Should be a treat.

Maxine's Pub provides the other option for the hipper-than-thou crew and/or folks with an ear for synths. The night opens up with locals Man Against Fire, who are ghosts on the internet (but I suspect this is them), followed by Texan twee-punks with a Gary Glitter-y stomp, Giggle Party, Memphis garage staples River City Tanlines (fronted by an ex-Lost Sounds member), and, finally, atmospheric Chicago two-piece--think "midwestern take on The xx"--My Gold Mask closes out the night.

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