Check out cryptic Austic psych-rockers on a rare Tuesday night show at everyone's favorite punk dive. Sounds like the opening credits to a Rob Zombie film. Like minded CRYS from Indianapolis and locals the Sueves and Energy Gown open.
Wednesday, May 23rd: Running at Rainbo Club (9 PM, 21+, FREE)
According to the Facebook event, “Running is playing in the corner of Rainbo Club, next to the CSI pinball machine, for 12 minutes.” Check out a rare show at one of Nelson Algren’s former jaunts.
Thursday, May 24th: Mark Sultan at Empty Bottle (9:30 PM, 21+, $10)
This is the release party for the Shimby Presents: Live at the Empty Bottle album. Mark Sultan (of the King Khan and BBQ Show) is a bombastic solo performer, combing punk flare with blues swagger. Opening the show are Outer Minds, who are featured on the compilation and are playing at the Pitchfork Music Festival in July, and Magic Milk, who play Do Division next week, and have a recent EP out themselves.
Friday, May 25th: Le Tour at Coles (10 PM, 21+, FREE)
If you feel like some psych-rock can get too far into the wanker territory, then check out Le Tour. With more of a bluesy approach to the genre, the trio can craft some decent melodies amidst the corruptive freakouts.
Saturday, May 26th: Important Records at Saki (7 PM, AA, Donations Accepted)
Saki teams up with You, Me, Them, Everybody to present some speakers and musicians presenting important albums. Topics include Nirvana’s In Utero, the Afghan Whigs' Black Love and Fugazi’s the Argument. Check out the full list of speakers and performers on the Facebook page here.
Sunday, May 27th: Advance Base at Schubas (8 PM, 21+, $10 adv/$12 dos)
It’s not quite Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, but its…well, I think its better. Owen Ashworth’s latest project finds him treading similar melancholic waters, but there’s a certain optimism that helps him stay afloat. A Shut-In’s Prayer was released last week and is streaming on Bandcamp.
Monday, May 28th: Netherfriends at Empty Bottle (9 PM, 21+, FREE)
After a few months of touring, Netherfriends are back…is back? Sean Rosenblatt is back. Netherfriends are back. How about that? He’s/They’ve got some cool local plans for the summer, so why not kick things off with a free welcome back party? Check out this documentary that followed Sean around the Middle America record release show in February (with a brief voice-over from yours truly).