by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
This past weekend? Don’t ask. Let’s just say it involved a couple white pills and something akin to an exorcism, but that I can finally say I’m on the road to recovery. When the doctor asks you, just take the pills.
Anyway, this summer has led up to one of the strongest weeks of touring indie rock shows in recent memory — a show — or two — every night the week…
Starting with Pinback tonight at The Waiting Room. The San Diego band has been on the forefront of post-modern indie since its 1999 debut through the mid-2000s at Touch & Go and today at Temporary Residence. Opening is Tera Melos. $15, 9 p.m.
We might as well go through the rest of the week.
Tomorrow night it’s Glass Animals at The Slowdown with Rome Fortune. $15, 8 p.m.
Wednesday night it’s the indie music death match that’s been brewing for months: Chvches Vs. The War on Drugs.
Chvrches would appear to have an advantage, playing at Sokol Underground with The Range. $20, 8 p.m.
But my money is on The War on Drugs at The Waiting Room with the amazing Califone. $15, 9 p.m.
And let’s not forget The Vibrators at The Brothers Lounge Wednesday night. With Hand Painted Police Car, $7, 9 p.m.
It’s another head-to-head match-up Thursday: Mike Watt Vs. Ty Segall.
Watt performs as Il Songo de Marinaio at The Slowdown. $13, 9 p.m.
Meanwhile Ty Segall headlines at The Waiting Room Thursday night with La Luz. $13 now, $15, DOS. 9 p.m.
Finally, it’s the return of It’s True to The Barley Street Tavern on Friday. Yes, that It’s True. Also on the bill Eros and the Eschaton and Gramps (Django G-S’s band). $5, 9 p.m.
The capper, of course, is the grand opening of One Percent Production’s new bar, Reverb, Sunday with a performance by the legendary Sebadoh. Opening is See Through Dresses. Believe it or not, $20 tickets are still available for this gala event.
What a week.
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