This year marks a couple of big milestones for Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino. He has been with his current band for a decade. One of his previous outfits, South Florida's own the Holy Terrors, got its start 20 years ago. Both bands come up in this week's music feature, because both bands are performing with Fogarino behind the kit on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
The marquee event for the black-clad fans of Interpol's shimmering post-punk takes place at the Fillmore Miami and comes as a taster for the band's upcoming fourth album, a self-titled magnifying glass on the atmosphere that always lurked in the background on past works. "Barricade" is anything but -- when it comes time for a vibrant bass line served up by now-former member Carlos D. Read Fogarino's thoughts on the lineup transitions and get a taste of who to expect to see onstage this Saturday below.
An icon of a different sort came into the picture soon after in the form of new touring bassist Dave Pajo, best-known as guitarist for the Louisville postrock pioneers Slint (the band also added the Secret Machines' keyboardist Brandon Curtis for touring). Fogarino confirms that the rest of the band "geeked out" at the prospect of performing alongside a hero like Pajo. "I always thought that Carlos' bass lines were the most intricate thing to an Interpol song," he says. "It only makes sense that the guitar player from Slint has the ability to articulate those bass lines just as well as Carlos did. It's a little scary at times."
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Speaking of scary, plenty more about the main course for fans of something scrappier and meaner -- the Holy Terrors reunion happening after the Interpol show at Churchill's right here.
Interpol, with Twin Tigers. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, August 21, at Fillmore
Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $33. click here.