I’m foregoing music in the early evening tonight as I attend the Marcus Theater screening of Nik Fackler‘s feature length motion picture debut, Lovely Still. Marty Landau is supposed to be in attendance (Why couldn’t Nik also get yummy co-star Elizabeth Banks?). There actually is an indie music angle here: Bright Eyes’ members Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott scored the film’s music. And Nik is in The Family Radio (He’s the frontman). This also is the grand opening weekend for this new theater located at the Midtown Crossing development. I heard they serve booze. We’ll see. I’ll give you the skinny on the whole evening maybe this weekend but probably Monday.
Afterward, it’s off to O’Leaver’s for Honey & Darling, The Sleep Over and The Golden Mean. $5, 9:30 p.m.
Tomorrow night is crowded for shows.
The Meat Puppets take the stage at The Waiting Room with Little Brazil and Winston Audio. I caught the Meat Puppets at SXSW this past March, and it was quite a surprise. I was expecting a gritty acoustic rock sort of thing, but instead it was huge, grinding, arena rock — quite a spectacle, and very entertaining (and loud). $13, 9 p.m.
Down the street at PS Collective, the Filter Kings unveil their new line-up for the first time ever, with Jason Fergusen (ex-Sarah Benck/Robbers) on guitar. Filling in on drums is Scott “Zip” Zimmerman. If you miss it, you’ll be able to catch the same line-up next week at the OEA showcase. No idea on the cover, but it probably won’t be more than $5. Starts at 9.
Capgun Coup will be celebrating the release of Maudlin, their sophomore effort for Team Love Records, at a CD release show at “Old Orifice” Saturday night, according to the band’s publicist. It took me a while to figure what venue she was referring to, then it dawned on me that she was talking about The Faint’s old practice space at 2406 Farnam, where Ratfest was held this past summer. I’ve been listening to Maudlin for the past week, and it indeed sounds like a drunken house party, slurred and happy and ready to puke. Very garage-y. It’s also a leap forward from their debut album. The rest of the night’s line-up includes punk-rock legends Hercules, and The Pharmacy. No idea what it’ll cost to get you in, but it’s a fun little place to see a show. Capgun Coup embarks on a tour of the south and southeast starting Nov. 24 that concludes with a show at The Waiting Room Dec. 13.
Also Saturday night, The Stay Awake headlines a show at The Brothers Lounge with Falcon Crest (Twin Cities) and Baby Tears. $5, 9 p.m.
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