This one has been flying under the radar, probably because it’s not a 1% show, but Tegan and Sara are playing tonight at Sokol Auditorium. Just more proof of how out-of-touch I am. I wasn’t even aware they had a new album out (Do they?). I also didn’t realize that their fanbase had grown enough to warrant booking this show upstairs at Sokol — a 1,400-capacity room — and to demand a $25 ticket. Ah, I still remember the last time I tried to interview these fine young ladies, and the fallout that ensued. I have a feeling they won’t be dedicating another set to me, nor that they even remember who I am. Opening is City and Color and Girl in a Coma. $25, 7 p.m.
Also tonight at The Waiting Room, McCarthy Trenching celebrates the release of their new CD, Calamity Drenching released on Team Love Records. Joining them are Neva Dinova and Ted Stevens (of Mayday and Cursive). Only $7. 9 p.m. This one will be a hoot.
Tomorrow night Ben Kweller plays at Slowdown with Whitley. I know a lot of people headed to this show. I’ve never been a Kweller fan, however. $15 today, $17 tomorrow, 9 p.m.
As mentioned in this week’s columns, The Dinks are playing Saturday night at The Saddle Creek Bar with the incomparable Perry H. Matthews and The Lepers. 9 p.m., $5.
Meanwhile, over at The Waiting Room Saturday Night , the Coffin Killers open for School of Arms, Paria and The Matador. Coffin Killers, for those who may not know, is the punk project by Filter Kings‘ frontman Lee Meyerpeter. Leave your cowboy hat at home. $7, 9 p.m.
Also Saturday, Dereck Higgins Band plays a set at The Goofy Foot with Agronomo and Paper Owls. $3, 9 p.m.
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