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Welcome to Weekly Diversions! This is our new weekly show calendar in which we preview our local show picks for Monday through Thursday.
T'Bone is one hell of a power trio, and they kill with a hybrid of punk, math and melodic indie rock with skillful musicianship, what makes them stand out is that they keep their sense of humor about things with lyrics that embrace the tongue-in-cheek. Their debut, Mt. Trashmore
was one of my favorites from 2011, and I’m excited about their next move. A couple new T’Bone songs have already made their way on the internet like the rocker “Song Of Praise,”
or this melodic new untitled jam
. The show is also Young Man's
record release.(Richard Giraldi
8:00 p.m. Monday, 4/8. Schubas. 21+. $12.
You should always be wary of bands that make up genres for themselves. Now, having said that, Shiloh's self-described "scum pop" is fairly catchy stuff, right up there with the beloved indie stylings of Built to Spill. The band's new record Mrs.
is a collection of indie rock that contains just the right amount of grime, Midwestern twang, and plenty of introverted quirkiness. Also appearing tonight are Cold Country, The Pinkerton Raid, and My Great Elephant.(Audrey Leon
8:00 p.m. Tuesday, 4/9. Township. 21+. $5.
Basic Cable is a new-ish band that consists of members from local favorites Heavy Times, E+, Running, and more. So, from that description alone, I think you know what you're in for. Meaning loud, rough and abrasive rock that sits on the fringes of punk and lo-fi garage rock. Their three-song demo
that dropped back in February is a beast of a debut, and also the perfect soundtrack to chug whiskey/vodka too. Yeah, it's going to be that kind of night. Also appearing are Toupee and Solid Attitude. (Richard Giraldi
9:30 p.m. Wednesday, 4/10. The Burlington. 21+. $5.
New Jersey punks Screaming Females impress with dark, ferocious rhythm and bluesy, blustery guitar riffs. Frontwoman Marissa Paternoster is a character who leads the trio with an impressive vocal range that drifts between high-pitched, high-tension screams and low dramatic howls. The band’s fifth album Ugly
, which was recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, stays the course with plenty of speedy guitar work, commanding bass lines and crashing drum beats. With Screaming Females at the helm, things are sure to get loud. Also appearing are Chicago's The Treasure Fleet, and Elgin's the Brokedowns. (Audrey Leon
8:30 p.m. Thursday, 4/11. Subterranean. 17+. $10. By Richard Giraldi \ comments