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The Kill Yr Idols Reading Series returns to Cole's with "Kim Gordon Is Dead," an evening of poetry, comedy and music. While Kim Gordon isn't literally dead, Cold Country are literally taking on the role of "house musician" for the evening. Hopefully they'll be playing tracks from Libra, a beautiful collection of experimental folk tunes released last week.
Wednesday, April 24th: Rainbow Gun Show and Palmflower at Double Door (8pm, 21+, $7)
Rainbow Gun Show just dropped their first Hozac Records 7-inch, Cinderella Sizzle, a record that's as fun now as it was twenty listens ago. The spacey rockers are mosh and boogie friendly, perfect for cutting loose midweek. Add Pilsen psych-pop duo Palmflower and their "future church music" to the bill and this show is a can't miss.
Thursday, April 25th: White Lung and Magic Milk at Empty Bottle (9pm, 21+, $8 advance, $10 door)
Prickly Vancouver punks White Lung make their Empty Bottle debut Thursday night, with support from local garage party animals Magic Milk. This has the potential to turn into an absolute rager. You should probably buy a ticket.
Friday, April 26th: Shiloh and The Peekaboos at Gallery Cabaret (9pm, 21+, FREE)
Scum-pop outfit Shiloh have been gigging around town pretty frequently lately, making sure as many people as possible get to hear songs from their excellent sophomore record, Mrs. This is your chance to do just that, and for free! Shiloh are joined by The Peekaboos, who are hot off a killer set at MultiKulti and play an especially fun brand of rock that borrows from punk, alternative and garage.
Saturday, April 27th: Twin Peaks and Coffin Ships at The Observatory (8:30pm, all ages, $5)
We've been huge fans of Twin Peaks since we caught them sonically demolishing The Whip a little under a year ago. With their debut album Sunken picked up by Autumn Tone Records for a July reissue, the band is poised to be the soundtrack of a second consecutive summer (and that's a very good thing). Twin Peaks play with Coffin Ships, whose own excellent 2012 release Animols is packed with paisley jams that make for a giddy live show.
Sunday, April 28th: Energy Gown at Cobra Lounge (8pm, 21+, $8)
Fuzzed out psychedelic grooves permeate I Watch The Sun, the mesmerizing vinyl-debut of Energy Gown. The music carries a weight and a warmth that should boom in Cobra's back room. Rainbow Gun Show (see above), Moonrises and The People's Temple round out the bill. Do it.
Monday, April 29th: Nude Sunrise and Marriage at Permanent Records (5pm, all ages, FREE)
Cut out of work early and head over to Permanent Records, where self-proclaimed "post-Americana" act Nude Sunrise plays with Austin post-punk band Marriage. The former's infectious grumbling and swarming scuzz should go well with the latter's moody ambling and bopping gloom.