For those of you who think "penultimate" means "more ultimate than ultimate," it actually means "second to last," and this is the second-to-last weekend of the horrible month of March, so let's celebrate its imminent demise by going out to some local shows.
First, read the music section. See anything good? Maybe? There's also...
The Rich Boys, Super Black Market and the Architects at the Record Bar.
This is probably the happening show tonight, and that's OK, because all these bands kick ass. Bonus points to the Architects' drummer Adam Phillips for saying the phrase "drive over this boner" at SXSW. Peter Venkman would've been proud.
Alice and the Waiting List are at the Brick. Anvil Chorus, The Belated, Sleeping with the Aviary and Five Defy are at the Hurricane, and that's too many bands for one night, wtf!?, but it's one of Anvil Chorus's last shows. And over at Davey's, there's some crazyass Goth industrial dance throwdownness.
But you wanna know what I'm doing tonight, KC? We-heh-heh-ell, I'm going to see the DJ team Tactic knock the beat on its ear at Jilly's. Come buy me a drink (if you're not weird or dangerous).
The TV Eyes are reuniting tonight for one last show (what'll it be, their, like, sixth ever?) with the always awesome and terrible Last of the V8s. This show will turn the Brick into Detroit Rock City, I tell you -- the last time the V8s played, they took the form of a large and moving Torb! This time, they will come as a giant Sloar! Many Shubs and Zuuls will know what it is to be roasted in the depths of the Sloar this night, I can tell you!
Elsewhere, the Hacienda Brothers get rootsy with the Doghouse Daddies (ah, but a doghouse is a veritable hacienda to the man who has traveled long and hard upon the dirt road, says I) at Knuckleheads. And, of course, the Supernauts are at Davey's and the Fourth of July is at the Record Bar.
Go see Ghosty bring back Big Star, have a delicious McGonigle's meat burger with the Grand Marquis, or drink a beer the size of your head and hear some wooby weebly out jazz with rock elements at the Mr. Marco's V7 show at P. Ott's.
Weebly. Woobly. Pizow!
Have a good weekend.