Two Gallants, Mike Watt, McCarthy Trenching tonight; Dodos, Maus Haus, Hop Along Saturday; Rainy Road Weenie Roast (Baby Tears), System & Station Sunday…

Category: Blog — @ 12:57 pm October 5, 2012

by Tim McMahan,

Big music weekend. Let’s go!

Tonight at The Slowdown it’s the return of Saddle Creek prodigal sons Two Gallants. If you haven’t heard their new CD, The Bloom and the Blight (ATO), which Lazy-i calledthe best of their careers,” do yourself a favor. With PAPA and The Dead Ships. $15, 9 p.m.

Meanwhile tonight at The Waiting Room it’s Mike Watt + The Missing Men. If you don’t know who Mike Watt is, well, I don’t know what to tell you. Start by checking out his website,, or just run out and buy yourself a copy of Minutemen’s Double Nickels on the Dime. Opening is LITE. $10, 9 p.m.

But that’s not all. Tonight at fabulous O’Leaver’s, McCarthy Trenching celebrates the release of its new Slumberparty Records release Plays The Piano. Also on the bill are Sam Martin (Capgun Coup) and Anna McClellan. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Tomorrow night it’s back to The Waiting Room for indie/psych/rock duo The Dodos (Frenchkiss Records) with SF four-piece Maus Haus. $12, 9 p.m.

Also tomorrow night, Philly-based indie band Hop Along plays at The Sandbox with Places We Slept, Seadrill, Arms Aloft and The Fucking Party. $7, 9 p.m.

Finally along comes Sunday and the Rainy Road Records release show at The Barley Street Tavern for new ones by Baby Tears and Worried Mothers. As the invite says: “We will start off the party at 6 p.m. with free grilled hotdogs and other goodies (while supplies last) and bands will get started around 7 p.m. (so all you old geezers can get to bed at reasonable hour).” Think he’s talking about me? Also on the bill are Lenguas Largas and Peace of Shit. $5!

And finally, finally, Sunday night at O’Leaver’s it’s the return of System + Station. No word on the openers…yet. $5, 9:30 p.m.

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