It’s been determined that I’m the only one on the face of this great mothership we call Earth who thought the movie Juno was a piece of shit. That critical overhang has caused me to be less than enthusiastic about tonight’s premiere show, Kimya Dawson at The Waiting Room (with David Dondero, Angelo Spencer and L’Orchidee D’Hawai). I assume the show will attract avid fans of Juno (which happens to be everyone on the face of the Earth but me) dying to hear some songs from the soundtrack, a soundtrack that was unintentionally dumbed down by being associated with such a dopey film (a film that won an Academy Award for best screenplay, by the way, which is yet another reason why I don’t write about film in Lazy-i). $14, 9 p.m. I’m surprised it isn’t sold out yet.
Other than that, there’s not a lot going on tonight. Kyle Harvey’s doing a set at hole-in-the-wall Benson bar Incognito (with John Fino — 9 p.m., free). Maybe it’s time for a visit to The Brothers?
Tomorrow is Earth Day, which we celebrate in this country with day-long concerts interspersed with environmental testimony by people who are supposed to know more than you do about why it’s important to recycle. That’s what you’re in for tomorrow afternoon in Elmwood Park. Highlight performances include Black Squirrels at 3:30, Bear Country at 4:20, Pendrakes at 5:10, Son Ambulance at 6:10 and Sarah Bench/Robbers at 7:10.
Also tomorrow afternoon, Homer’s is celebrating “Record Store Day” with in-store performances at its Old Market location by Bear Country, Jake Bellows and Matt Whipkey starting at 1 p.m.
Tomorrow night it’s El Diablos Blancos and Endometrium Cuntplow at O’Leaver’s. I’ve never heard of either band, but it’s at O’Leaver’s so it has to be good, right? $5, 9:30 p.m.
Also tomorrow night, Talkin’ Mountain is playing at PS Collective with Chow Nasty and Columbia Vs. Challenger. $5, 9 p.m.
And downtown at Slowdown it’s fun-lovin’ Philly angle-rockers Man Man (Anti Records) with Yeasayer (who were just here in February). $12, 9 p.m.
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