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DOWNLOAD THEN SEE: Ornery Little Darlings & Netherfriends

By Sarah Cobarrubias in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 30, 2011 6:20PM

Ornery Little Darlings headline the Empty Bottle tomorrow
For two acts whose names are so quickly spreading, Ornery Little Darlings and Netherfriends can be hard to catch live - both seem to prefer little-known, DIY spaces over commercial venues and both have been away touring as of late. But tomorrow night, these local favorites come together for a free show in the intimate confines of the Empty Bottle.

Headlining the show is Ornery Little Darlings, who’ve recently dropped their first full-length album O is for Ornery. With this debut, the trio takes from a wide variety of influences, like art punk, piano lounge, folk and plain old rock 'n' roll, while maintaining the dark, dramatic air for which they've become known. You can stream the album for free or just download the whole thing for 50 cents through their Bandcamp page.

Supporting the Darlings will be their musical cohort Netherfriends. The psych-pop act’s nomadic frontman Shawn Rosenblatt has been hard at work the past couple months crafting material from his 50 States 50 Songs project, touring the East Coast by bike and generally enjoying the life of a vagabond. Right now he’s in Missourri for a show, but will return tomorrow to play the Empty Bottle. Not surprisingly, Rosenblatt will hit the road directly after for a couple more months of touring, which means tomorrow’s show will likely be your last chance to see Netherfriends until December.

Opening the show is Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, who Netherfriends is bringing along from a show in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In standard Bottle fashion, this show is free with RSVP. Just email by midnight tonight with “Ornery Little Darlings” in the subject line and your full name in the email body.

MP3: Ornery Little Darlings “Prowler”

MP3: Netherfriends “Bret Easton Ellis Novel”

Ornery Little Darlings and Netherfriends play Wednesday, August 29 at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 9:30 p.m., FREE with RSVP or $8, 21+