Monday, May 25
Concord Ballet Orchestra Players, Mind Yeti, Atomfoam & Greg Sun at Charlie's Kitchen ($"cheap", 9:00, 21+)
I've still yet to see CBOP and it's a fuckin shame because I just keep hearing about how awesome they are. Mind Yeti features members of B.E.A.R.D. Atomfoam is Adam of Peace, Loving and he's playing with Greg Sun of Manners. Seems like Charlie's is becoming the place for unique once in a lifetime shows with this one and last week's show with Eli Keszler and Kate Village, etc.
Tuesday, May 26
Big Digits, Fiasco, Shellshag, Ear Pwr, Thrust Lab at Church ($6, 8:00, 21+)
This right here is a killer fucking line up. The little people with big fan bases are coming out of the groundwork from here to NYC and Baltimore to put on a show that is guaranteed to make you dance like a madman. Lots of electro, lots of punk, sometimes all at once. Go to this show if you want to know what it's like to have a good time. It will be better than Tyvek at O'Brien's the same night. Promise.
Wednesday, May 27
Appleblim, Tanner Ross, C-Dubz at Goodlife ($5, 9:00, 21+)
Everyone needs a little bit of dubstep in their life. Appleblim is a founder of Skull Disco and will be throwing down some nice skittery dub beats for you to dance to. This is his first US tour and he's only hitting up about 10 cities so you should feel very special that you get a chance to party with him. Thank Bassic for bringing him to town.
Thursday, May 28
Benny Nelson, Vic Rawlings & Bryan Eubanks, Ouest at Outpost 186 ($5/10, 8:00, all ages)
Benny Nelson is from Fire In The Head and Burn Ward. Kinda surprised that a guy like him is playing at the Outpost but hey. Whatever. He'll destroy whatever venue he plays. Rawlings does the cello/electronics thing and Eubanks does the sax/electronics thing. Ouest, who you should already know,
is Brendan Murray, Howard Selzer, and Jay Sullivan making amazing sparse/thick static air noise. These guys just fucking rule. Gonna be an awesome show.
Friday, May 29
Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra, Theft Able Lak Duo, Cave Bears at 119 Gallery ($5, 8:00, all ages)
Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra is two crazy looking guys making crazy noise. Rare US tour, one of them (Mattin) played No Fun Fest and they're also playing at Gay Gardens (with Drunkdriver, Heathen Shame, & Mind Eraser) on the 30th if you can't check 'em out on Friday. But this show is going to be nuts. ID M Theft Able is collaborating with like-minded vocal weirdo Stephanie Lak. That alone will be worth it. And Cave Bears are some dudes from Turner Falls making nasty noise. Seriously, this show is going to kick so much ass.
Saturday, May 30
Split/Signal - Silent films scored live by The Books, Roger Miller, Cul de Sac, Caspian, more at The Armory ($25, 6:00, 21+)
Yes, it is a bit pricey. Is it worth it? Probably. A bunch of bands including The Books (!), Miller (of Mission Of Burma), Cul de Sac, and Caspian, will be performing new music to create a score for original films by Rich Remsberg, VJ Dziga, Handcranked Productions, Bryan Deblasio, Michael Maraden, and more. Lots of awesomeness happening. Very unique. Not something you'll be able to see again any time soon. Oh yeah. Free beer, too.