What would happen if Animal Collective drugged Patti Smith and Bobby McFerrin, dragged them into its practice space and then shook them awake for a hallucinogenic jam session? Well, arrests would likely follow, but tapes of the sessions would totally be worth all the hassle.
San Francisco trio Makeing Tents’ sound makes that unlikely collaboration seem less impossible. Just months old, the Electro/Acoustic band has already received some glowing press and has booked an eastern-bound tour that brings them to Northside Tavern Saturday for a free show with guests Billy Catfish and Megan Hutch. (MT will also play New York later this month with Cincinnati’s Baby Alpaca.)
The band features singer/bassist Jean Yaste, a former Cincinnatian (she was in the bands Get Sweaty and Dead Flowers here) and CityBeat contributor, as well as guitarist Crockett Bodelson, who provides what the band calls “mouth drums.”
The 10 p.m. show is free.