Tuesday, June 23
Team Robespierre, Chinese Stars, Big Digits, Truman Peyote at The Middle East Upstairs ($9, 8:00, 18+)
Warning: this show is only for those ready to fucking dance. Every single one of these motherfuckers is going to bring it and bring it hard. Do, like, 5 lines of Coke and slam a dozen Red Bulls before you head to the Middle East Tuesday night otherwise you'll never be able to keep up.
Thursday, June 25
Tiny Vipers, Balmorhea, Arms & Sleepers, Henry Gale at TT The Bear's ($9, 9:00, 18+)
You know Tiny Vipers. That cool chick that's been buzzing like crazy lately. New record coming out on Sub Pop, eerie acoustic shit ala Grouper. This'll be a good show. And if you miss her now, who knows where you'll have to see her next time. She's on her way to Europe! She'll be at the House Of Blues in no time. TT's is where it's at. And this would be a good show to chill at in between that crazy night with Team Robespierre and the noise disco party at 119 Gallery on Saturday.
Thursday, June 25
Manners, Dearest, The Accident That Led Me To The World, Mariee Sioux at PA's Lounge ($7 21+/$10 18-20, 8:30, 18+)
Kind of a toss up between this and the Tiny Vipers show. I mean, here you got Mariee Sioux all the way from CA. And she just played with Brightblack Morning Light at Zomes. But the other 3 you're likely to see again sometime soon. Not so with Tiny Vipers... Still, these are all really awesome bands that are totally worth seeing.
Friday, June 26
Johann Johansson at Cambridge YMCA ($10, 7:30, all ages)
First ever US tour. The fucking Icelandic genius on piano/organ/electronics with a string quartet and percussionist. DO NOT MISS THIS.
Saturday, June 27
BelltoneSuicide, Work/Death, Xiphoid Dementia, Trachypithecene Entity, DJs Death & Taxes, Holly D, Peter Lee (from Force Of Nature) at 119 Gallery ($5, 8:00, all ages)
Noise Disco night at 119. Noise bands start around 8 and that's one helllll of a fucking lineup. Killerkillerkiller show. "Dancers, come early for noise. Noise fans, stay late and dance."