FRIDAYRAINBOW GUN SHOW Psych rockers Rainbow Gun Show know how to press your buttons by dialing up the quirky glam punk quotient and playing sensual, low bass-filled grooves. The band made our 13 Chicago Bands to Watch in 2013 list because they are gearing up to release a new 7" called Cinderella Sizzle, like any day now, via HoZac. Check 'em out while you can. Also appearing tonight are OnYou. Pamphleteers headline. (Audrey Leon) 9:00 p.m. Friday, 2/15. Quenchers. 21+ $5. WE REPEL EACH OTHER Noise rockers We Repel Each Other's latest, Mechannequin or How I Stopped Learning and Planned for the Short Term / Merenguetang, is two sides of unrelenting, abrasive and cryptic noise rock. Fans of Shellac, Big Black and Scratch Acid take note – We Repel Each Other certainly embodies their brand of aural assault on their new one. Side One, “Mechannequin…” features savage cuts that boil with a frantic urgency or occasionally slow into a dark blues groove, while side two, “Merenguetang” is a bit more experimental in its use of layered dynamics. Either way, with We Repel Each Other, get ready to get nicely scrambled. (Richard Giraldi) 9:00 p.m. Friday, 2/15. Township. 21+ $8.
SATURDAYGLITTERMOUSE Fans of sprawling and sweeping melody-driven indie rock should probably take note of Glittermouse. The indie outfit has been rocking the Chicago scene since 2009, and recently landed in fifth place in Deli Chicago’s Emerging Artists poll. Glittermouse’s last official release, 2011?s, The Dream is Dead. Long Live the Dream., opens with the epic, dreamy guitar journey, “The Battle of the Golden Apple: Part 2,” and “Surrender Ender” which is a big ’70s glam number that even throws in lyrical references to “Surrender” from Midwest power pop godfathers Cheap Trick. Glittermouse returned to the studio late in 2012, and a new record might be dropping later this year. Also appearing: Dinosaur Party and Horse Puppet. (Richard Giraldi) 9:00 p.m. Saturday, 2/16. The Mutiny. 21+ FREE.