by music editor Mike Breen
What would happen if Animal Collective drugged Patti Smith and Bobby McFerrin, dragged them into its practice space and then shook them awake for a hallucinogenic jam session? Well, arrests would likely follow, but tapes of the sessions would totally be worth all the hassle.
San Francisco trio Makeing Tents’ sound makes that unlikely collaboration seem less impossible. Just months old, the Electro/Acoustic band (featuring Cincinnatian Jean Yaste) has already received some glowing press and has booked an eastern-bound tour that brings them to Northside Tavern Saturday for a free show with guests Billy Catfish and Megan Hutch. (MT will also play New York later this month with Cincinnati’s Baby Alpaca.)