Some New Beats I Heard This Weekend: Slow Elk and DoNormaal

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by Charles Mudede Slow Elk plays fast music. Charles MudedeOn Friday, I walked into Vermilion after work, ordered a glass of white wine from Brian, and chanced to catch a set of a punk band called Slow Elk. The set was fast and furious and brassy. Three of the musicians played horns—trumpet, trombone, sax. Though the drummer and guitarist thrashed like there was no tomorrow, the horns were more composed and even orchestral. So, one side, you had punk minimalism (the bare bones of rock); and the other, the bold and full sound of a big band. And all of it came together quite nicely. As soon...

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