The Spook Lights / Ad Astra Per Aspera / Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk

A KU Hawk Week event

Wescoe Beach

The Spook Lights Heavily influenced by vintage surf music and acts like the Cramps, this foursome puts on one the most entertaining shows in town, thanks in part to one of Lawrence's most frenetic and captivating performers in Rob "Scary Manilow" Gillaspie (who also blogs here) and lead guitarist Kelly "Curvacia VaVoom" Nightengale.Ad Astra Per Aspera Anyone who has heard Ad Astra Per Aspera recognizes the sound immediately: a frantic demonstration of noise and melody clashing wholeheartedly. Points of reference include Sonic Youth and Blonde Redhead, but Ad Astra's best attribute is its ability to sound more and more like itself.You never know quite what to expect when Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk take the stage. With members rotating in and out like a 10-deep KU basketball squad, the songs and style can vary tremendously from show to show. Sometimes they sing; sometimes they don't. Sometimes they rehearse; sometimes they don't. One constant, however, is a predilection for freakout jams along the lines of Animal Collective or Mogwai. The group should be super sharp this evening, having recently embarked on a summer tour of DIY venues.

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