[caption id="attachment_30559" align="alignnone" width="445" caption="An Aesthetic Anaesthetic perform at Reggie's on Monday, May 13"]
Welcome to Weekly Diversions! This is our new weekly show calendar in which we preview our local show picks for Monday through Thursday.
AN AESTHETIC ANASTHETIC
As much as I dug AAA's release, Before the Machinery of Other Skeletons
, their most recent release, NAMES
, tops it because of it’s mix of brutal riffs and humor that mostly comes from the album art and song titles. I mean, the titles speak for themselves with “Billy Rape Cyrus,” and “Randy Quaidludes,” but the music is serious business as proven with the mammoth climaxes and gut-punching riffs – all of which are crystal clear thanks to the impressive board-work of Sanford Parker. Also appearing are The End of the Ocean, Rocket Miner and Rhone. (Richard Giraldi
8:00 p.m. Monday, 5/13. Reggie's . 17+. $10.
One thing that will never change about Health&Beauty is mastermind Brian Sulpizio's commitment to making great music. The local mostly folk/sometimes electric eclectic rockers released the dreamy acoustic album GUNS
in February, which features many reasons to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride ahead. And if you haven't, place Health&Beauty's cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark
" on the very top of your playlist. Also appearing tonight are local experimental poppers Conductive Alliance and Portland ambient/garage rockers Hands In. (Audrey Leon
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 5/14. Subterranean. 21+ $8.
PEOPLES TEMPLE OF AMERICA
Peoples Temple of America aren’t flashy. In fact, they may be the opposite of flashy. But what’s most engaging about their music is that raw minimalism that’s driven by a punk rock edge. The indie rock trio’s steady, watery guitars are the perfect foil for lead singer Ben Leach’s urgent delivery that will undoubtedly catch be attention of Japandroids and Titus Andronicus fans. Also appearing are T'Bone, Yeesh and Evasive Backflip. (Richard Giraldi
8:00 p.m. Wednesday, 5/15. Township. 21+. $5.
JEREMY DAVID MILLER
Jeremy David Miller may be better known as one of five parts of Chicago rock outfit Rambos, but Miller is an artist in his own right, unleashing the equally theatric (compared to Rambos) acoustic folk/country album Lepus
in late 2011. Miller exhibits a cheeky sense of humor through all his strong observations (ex: "One Million Graves (For One Pretty Dame" and "All I Want to Do Is Dance"). Also appearing tonight is Ryan Anderson of roots rockers Go Long Mule. (Audrey Leon
9:00 p.m. Thursday, 5/16. The Hideout. 21+ $5. By Staff \ comments