Music » Critics' Picks

City on Film

Friday, February 17, 5:30 p.m. at the Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)


Although they broke up in 1999, influential math-rockers Braid embarked upon a well-received reunion tour two years ago — a reunification followed shortly by the demise of Hey Mercedes, the band of power-pop noiseniks that formed in the wake of Braid's original split. Got that? But these dissolutions have simply allowed Braid/Hey Mercedes vocalist Bob Nanna to make his on-and-off solo project, City on Film, his primary musical endeavor. CoF's loudest moments naturally resemble the bull-charges of Hey Mercedes, but the strident strumming and Nanna's upper-register vocal swoons on a song such as "Pony's Last Trick" conjure Bob Mould's solo endeavors. Be sure to check out for a stash of home-recorded covers of tunes by Morrissey, Jeff Buckley and others.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.