Briefly, here’s what’s happening this weekend show-wise:
At the top of the order are The Monroes with Stockmarket Crash and An Iris Pattern at O’Leaver’s. This is a comeback of sorts for The Monroes, who haven’t played live in quite a while. $5, 9 p.m.
Also tonight, Two Gallants are doing a one-of-a-kind acoustic set at Mick’s in Benson. It may be the only time you’ll get to see the duo take this approach to their usually blazing sea-shanty ballads. That said, playing unplugged should be an easy transition for these folky guys. With Drakkar Sauna. $8, 9 p.m.
Saturday night at Sokol Underground boasts the return of The Cuterthans after a four-year absence. Did I say Cuterthans? I guess they’re actually going by the name Skull Fight!, which is less interesting than the original name. “The Cuterthans (err.. Skull Fight!, as the audience will find out that night) have got pieces of the Carsinogents, Viagrasound (Virgasound) , The Fonzies, and Roarbot all balled up into one,” said cuter than a skull fighter Jason Steady, who also promises that the band will be offering free root beer at the show. How can you beat that? Also on the bill are Straight Outta Junior High, Treaty of Paris and VKS, a band that Steady says is “a bunch of high school-aged kids playing ska. That’s right, SKA. Just when you thought it was long gone, here come the youngsters.” $7, 8 p.m.
Sunday night is a busy one, what with everyone having the next day off and all. Down at O’Leaver’s it’s The Third Men opening for Oakley Hall, a band that Conor Oberst name-checked in his interview in this week’s issue of The City Weekly, which should guarantee the place will be crawling with slackerly indie kids. $5, 9 p.m.
Meanwhile, downtown at Sokol Underground, Rhymesayers member DJ Abilities will be on the turntable and the mic. $10, 9 p.m.
And if you’re in Lincoln, you’ll want to check out Saddle Creek Records artist Ladyfinger with Them Vs. Them and the incomparable Virgasound at Duffy’s. $5, 9:30 p.m.
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