Yeah, there're other things going on tonight (Sun., January 31st, that is), but honestly, there's only one that really stands out, at least to me. One of the bands in town nearest & dearest to my heart, the ever-awesome Something Fierce, will be playing up at The Mink, at a show that's partly a release par-yay for their brand-new 7" on upstart Action Town Records, with the barn-burning, nostalgic "Where You Goin Man?" on Side A and a cover of the Party Owls classic, "Spray Coat," on the B-side. I'm ashamed to admit I've never heard the Party Owls song, but "Where You Goin Man?" is one of the best tracks on the band's '09 full-length, There Are No Answers, and the fact that it stands out there is really saying something.
Besides all of that, it's great to see the SFers playing back in town again -- they've been a bit absent lately (I think the last time they played in town was back in October), and every time I don't see a band playing regularly 'round here, I get nervous that they've gotten in some kind of intra-band squabble and broken up, so y'know... Anyway, these guys/girl are awesome; they're pretty much my favorite poppy punk/power-pop band in town these days (esp. now that Teenage Kicks is no more), with whip-smart songs that're tuff and sweet at the same time. (I'm happy as hell, btw, to see the band's got some new demos up on the Myspace.)
While it's Something Fierce's release show, they're not actually headlining -- that spot goes to Kentuckians Hey Kid!, who aren't bad themselves, playing more serious-sounding, metallic pop-punk that rides the line between Alkaline Trio and Lagwagon. And get there early to jam out with opening DJS DJ No Fun & King Ghidora. It's gonna be a good time; 9PM, not sure what the cover'll be.
Of course, if poppy punk's not your thing, there're always alternatives:
Other Stuff to Do:
Circulasione Totale Orchestra @ Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex
Girls/Magic Kids/The Smith Westerns @ Walter's
Aquarian Water Party, featuring Muzak John, Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except, PSA, Rapeworm, Bulletproof Gatorade, Puppetrina, Days n' Daze, Sugar Glyder, Organic Health Monkey, Organ Failure, The Kaboxo Heads, & Exterminating Angels @ Super Happy Fun Land (5PM-2AM)
The Texas Buzz, featuring Otenki, Marquis of Vaudeville, & Radio Ark @ The Scout Bar (Clear Lake)
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