Update: After the closing of the Bunkhouse, this story has been changed to reflect the new location of Same Sex Mary's release show, now at Fremont Country Club.
(Same) Sex Talk It’s been 11 months since Same Sex Mary recorded the tracks to sophomore LP The Second Coming, and on July 25 Las Vegans will finally get to hear it. In addition to preparing a CD-release set, band members James Adams and Tsvetelina Stefanova have enlisted playwright and local theater star Ernie Curcio to write and direct a play accompanying the band’s performance, starring actors Bryan Todd and Jamie Carvelli Pikrone of the Native Speech cast.
The Second Coming is the last SSM recording with former guitarist Tyler Huddleston, who departed in 2014. The live show will feature the band’s current lineup, with Brian Cantrell (Bee Master) on guitar and Aaron Guidry (Zarkana) on drums. “It’s the same songs but the dynamics are far different,” Adams says.
The release party will also include two new Vegas bands: Dark Black, comprising former Caravels members Matt Frantom, Dillon Shines and George Foskaris, plus Kevin Oakley (A Crowd of Small Adventures), and Hidden Levels, featuring Twin Brother members Adam Grill and Brian Scanlan. July 25, 9 p.m., $10, Fremont Country Club.
ALSO Urban psychedelic duo Angela Kerfoot and Dana Dau have teamed up again, this time under the name Kerfoot & Dau, featuring Monica Sterling. The group’s new album, Club Tropical, was released digitally on July 11 at urbanpsy.bandcamp.com.
Local punk band Good Grief has issued two singles on a new cassette (cassingle!). The tracks, “Lay the Blame” and “(I Don’t Really Want) Revenge,” are available digitally at goodgrieflv.bandcamp.com.
Art-rock group Candy Warpop has launched a third Kickstarter campaign, this one for an upcoming EP out tentatively in October. The band has until July 31 to reach its goal of $750.
Black Camaro has re-released its 2005 LP Hang Glider at blackcamaro.bandcamp.com. The difference between the 2015 and 2005 versions? The latter has been “remixed and actually mastered,” according to a BC Facebook post.
Indie-rock band Moonboots’ first single, “The Omen,” is up at moonboots.bandcamp.com.
And Coastwest Unrest has unveiled a video for second single “36th Parallel” off upcoming album Black Desert Sweet Mojave. Directed by local filmmaker Mark Higby, the video features lots of dry, desert shots and an ominous tarot card reader.