Tonight's Setlist: Two Reasons to Leave the House


The sun's going down soon and you're wondering how to make the most of your Sunday night? You've two options.

A listen to Austin psych-pop quartet Tele Novella inspired us to highlight the band's Sunday gig at the Palm Lounge as Your Show of the Week.

"Don't Be A Stranger," from new EP Cosmic Dial Tone, bops along, Natalie Gordon's vocals layered sweetly over a salty crunch of sound provided by Jason Chronis (bass, vocals), Sarah La Puerta (keyboards) and Matt Simon (drums). The single "Trouble in Paradise" seduces even further, reminiscent of that state between fully awake and not-quite-asleep and evoking Tele Novella's nocturnal leanings.

Cool trivia note: The quartet also contributed a version of The Velvet Underground's "Stephanie Says" to much-lauded Wes Anderson tribute compilation I Saved Latin! Eureka's The Monster Women joins. Show is 21-and-over, starts at 9 p.m. and a $5 donation to the band is suggested.

One of my favorite all-male trios, Nipplepotamus, is also playing Sunday night. Find the band's surfy/psych/acid/punk sounds at the Logger Bar, 9 p.m., along with PDX's doom metal masters Mammoth Salmon. Free, 21-and-over.

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