A nice selection of potential concerts you could be seeing this Friday night.
Luke Temple with King of Spain, Oxford Noland
He has a delicate velour-brushed falsetto that’s so soothing and serene it’s hard not to be lulled into a dreamy contented state when he sighs or croons sublime serenades with his band, Here We Go Magic, or as a solo artist with several LPs and EPs to his credit that touch on percussive-boosted experimental folk, breezy grooving rock and ‘80s hued synth pop. Even though “Florida” – the second single off 2013 solo outing Good Mood Fool
– isn’t really about our state (the lyrics were inspired by a friend of Temple who developed a coke habit after her father’s death), we’re sure glad he’s coming down here to perform it for us, along with various other selections from his repertoire, in such an intimate setting. Count me in.
As an added bittersweet touch, it looks like, after eight years of playing, amazing local indie post-pop act King of Spain is calling it quits. First led solely by multi-instrumental songwriter Matt Slate, then filled out by bassist Daniel Wainright four years deep, it's the latter's move out of state for a job that prompted the former's decision to retire his band. In honor of the fare-thee-well, KOS gives away all of their remaining stock, including latest LP, All I Did Was Tell Them the Truth and They Thought It Was Hell
. The current line-up of Slate, Wainright and drummer Aaron Schaub hit the stage at 11 p.m. for the last hurrah. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) [More shows after the jump.]