Ever wonder what a more psychedelic Smashing Pumpkins would sound like? You'll find something close to it in Future Ghosts. Sleep Static open by balancing erratic post-punk and funky psych-pop.
Wednesday, February 22nd: Dastardly at the Whistler (10 PM, 21+, FREE)
Dastardly says it’s gonna be awhile until they play a proper show again, so grab a fancy drink and hit up some soul-crushingly honest alt-country at the Whistler.
Thursday February 23rd: Magic Milk at VFW (8 PM, 21+, FREE)
Magic Milk go wild. VFW is a wild place. Luckily the two of them found each other on Match.com and are coming together as one. According to the Facebook event, everyone is already going. Make sure you are too. Big Colour and Natalie Grace Alford open.
Friday, February 24th: Sharpless at Lincoln Hall (9 PM, 18+, $6 adv, $10 dos)
Somewhere between Cursive, Weezer and Auld Lang Syne is Sharpless. Heart on the sleeve emotion is backed with catchy guitar-led rock and whoever of lead songwriter Jack Greenleaf’s friends are available. Some great WCR favorites in Dozens and Audiences open up.
Saturday, February 25th: Football, Rodeo at Burlington (9 PM, 21+, $7)
Football rocks, Rodeo rolls. I hate to plug our main competish here since Rodeo bassist Richard Giraldi runs the (slightly less awesome) music blog LLP, but they make some pretty rad tunes so I’ll drop ‘em a line this time. Besides, they were quick on the draw with Lana Deth Ray back before you heard of LDR from SNL.
Sunday, February 26th: White Mystery, Earthquake Party!, Dark Fog at Empty Bottle (7 PM, 21+, $3)
So apparently, every once in a while White Mystery tours. Weird right? Kick off a two month road trip with a cheap show with everyone’s favorite brother-sister garage rock duo. Early show so make sure you set your alarm to wake up in time.
Monday, February 27th: Whales at Empty Bottle (9:30 PM, 21+, FREE)
Haunting, mysterious, and generally ominous post-rock (ie, instrumental and dynamic) from local four-piece Whales (record review) on another great free Monday at the Bottle. Opening the night is My Canadian Girlfriend, Solemn Meant Walks and the Cell Phones.