Music: Garciaphone

From the central region of France called Auvergne, Indie Rock trio Garciaphone was formed in 2007 by well-traveled drummer Olivier Perez as an outlet for his songwriting.

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Garciaphone

From the central region of France called Auvergne, Indie Rock trio Garciaphone was formed in 2007 by well-traveled drummer Olivier Perez as an outlet for his songwriting. One listen to the band’s just-released debut full-length, Constancia, proves Perez to be another drummer-turned-frontman who has made at least one old drummer joke obsolete. (What’s the last thing the drummer said before he got kicked out of the band? “Hey, let’s try one of my songs.”) Constancia is a spectacular album full of smart, radiant Pop tunes that fans of U.S. Indie bands like Nada Surf, Grandaddy and The Shins (and, yes, French superstars Phoenix) will fall in love with instantly. Garciaphone has the goods to break through on an international level, so it’s well advised you check them out this week as they swing through Cincinnati on their very first U.S. tour. 


10 p.m. Saturday. Free. MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-MOTR, motrpub.com.