Monday, July 20, 2009
The Trashcan Sinatras have been together for more than 20 years, and not all of them have been easy. In 1996, the band declared bankruptcy after Universal Records dropped them from its label. Yet, the band re-emerged a few years later seemingly unscathed, still cranking out gentle pop creations with sweet harmonies and gentle grooves. The Scottish six-piece is now touring behind its fifth full-length record, which will be released in the UK and Europe in September and sometime this fall in the US. According to the band, the album, In the Music, is full of songs about all kinds of love. Francis Reader leads the group with a crystal clear voice, while Paul Livingston lets magic trickle through his guitar and the rest of the band rounds out a full chamber pop sound. Lush, beautiful, and relaxing, the show is a prime destination for sweethearts. Since Trashcan Sinatras are known for going years without touring, this might be your last chance to see them play a live show for a while. Brookville (Andy Chase of Ivy) and The Ben Barrs open at 8pm at the Grog Shop (2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., 216.321.5588). Tickets: $10 advance, $12 day of show.