Coffinberry returns to action Thanksgiving night, headlining a special show at Pat's in the Flats (West Third and Literary Streets, Tremont). The indie-rock band's set will debut lively new material from its upcoming LP. But, says drummer Tony Cross, the live set won't necessarily be a representative sampler of the album.
"We'll do some songs designed to be played live, as opposed to some of the new record which has more layers, instrumentation and odd arrangements," says Cross.
"A lot of the other stuff [on the disc] is more mellow," he explains. "There's different instruments, more harmonies - it's not all guitar, drums and bass. It's less of a straight-up rock record. But we don't play the slow stuff live."
Coffinberry has been recording the as-yet-untitled record at the house the members share. Cross says the album could be out in the spring, but it won't be released on Morphius, the respectable Baltimore indie label that issued its previous two discs.
Cross says the deal "was for one record with an option for a second, which they took, to their credit. [The label] took a vested interest in other bands and didn't do much in terms of publicity. The person who signed us was gone three months after we signed, so it was like, 'Who the hell are you?'"
The band is talking to different labels about the new disc. Early versions of four jangly new songs are online at MySpace.com/Coffinberry.
Turkey-Day Night is traditionally the busiest night at the intimate underground hang. Past Coffinberry shows at Pat's have included a drunken, late-set cover of Springsteen's "Open All Night."
"Thanksgiving is always a cool night for people in the area, some who have left Cleveland and [just] come home for the holiday," says Cross. The show kicks off at 9 p.m. Thursday, November 27. The Very Knees, Sun God and Jesus the Ghost open. Admission is $6, 21 and over only.
¥ Law of Destruction will give out 100 free samplers of their upcoming debut album at a Saturday, November 29, show at Peabody's (2083 E. 21st St.). The thrashy metal band features members of Beyond Fear, Ringworm and 13 Faces. "It's just a brutal, brutal album," says guitarist John Comprix. "We wanted to put out one of the heaviest records we could, but a listenable one." The C.O.A.S.T opens. Doors at 7 p.m., tickets $8, all ages.
¥ The new reissue of Warren Zevon's 1975 self-titled major-label debut features a second disc of bonus material, including the non-album track "Mama Couldn't Be Persuaded," recorded at a WMMS Coffee Break Concert October 13, 1976.
¥ Jackie is inching toward a release of her second proper album, with Mushroomhead's Steve "Skinny" Felton producing the sessions. He's already directed a video for the rockin' new "Go." Filmed at the Mushroomhead compound, the minimal yet surreal clip is posted at Mushroomhead's YouTube channel, YouTube.com/user/MushroomheadFilthy. The tune is a dramatic improvement over the tepid pop on 2005's self-titled disc. "It's current, very modern," says Felton. "Kinda Paramore meets Joan Jett." Jackie headlines the Women of Rock 2 show, which also features 11 After, the Hey You's, Sister Morphine and Bonetosser, at the Jigsaw (5324 State Road, Parma) at 9 p.m. Saturday, November 29. Women get in free; cover for fellas is $10.