• Veteran Indie Rock cult heroes Low pull into town tonight to play the new Ballroom at the Taft Theatre. Formerly known for their "slow-core" approach, the Duluth, Minn., trio has expanded its sound greatly in recently years. Check out a clip from last month, filmed at The Guardian offices in the U.K., of Low explaining and performing the song "Witches."
Opening the 8 p.m. show is R. Ring, featuring Dayton, Kentucky's Mike Montgomery (thistle, Ampline) and Dayton, Ohio's Kelley Deal (The Breeders, The Kelley Deal 6000). The band is getting ready to release a full-length album, but here's a live clip of them performing the song "Hundred Dollar Heat" in Austin, Tex., during the recent SXSW fest.
• Santa Cruz, California-based Psych Rock band Sleepy Sun performs a free show tonight at MOTR Pub at 10 p.m.Spine Hits. Check out what our Jason Gargano has to say about Sleepy Sun here. Space rockers White Hills, which recently issued Frying On This Rock through Thrill Jockey, open the show with their own brand of "fuzzed out psychedelia."
Here's the trailer for Sleepy Sun's Spine Hits, followed by a video for White Hills' "Pads of Light."
Click on for more info on shows tonight by The Fray and Lucy Wainwright Roche.
• Piano-driven Pop/Rock band The Fray are performing tonight in the big arena — Millett Hall — up in Oxford, Ohio, home of Miami U. Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert are $40. Click here for details. Singer/songwriter Jessie Baylin is slated to open. Here's a clip of Baylin's trailer for her latest album, Little Spark. (Check out the big names who worked on the album in the clip.)
• Folk singer/songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche plays at Molly Malone's in Covington tonight. Opening the 8 p.m. show is great local singer/songwriter/guitarist Greg Mahan. Tickets are $15.
If you're a Folk fan and Lucy's last names ring a bell, you're not crazy — she is indeed the daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche (of popular vocal trio The Roches). (Lucy is also the half-sister to Rufus and Martha Wainwright.) Next month she'll perform a special Mother's Day show with her mom, joined by Patti Smith and her daughter Jesse Paris Smith, in New York City.
Here's a clip of Lucy doing her song "Chicago."