Pleasure Adapter, Wavves, Cheatahs, Fat History Month tonight; It began with Jodie Dallas (in the column)…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , , — @ 12:58 pm March 28, 2013
Pleasure Adapter

Pleasure Adapter

by Tim McMahan,

Oh my god it’s like rock show heaven tonight. And if you work for the railroad, you don’t have to go to work tomorrow, which means bar-hoppin’ baby. Apologies to the shows I missed last night, but my head felt like someone slid a 12-inch needle above my right eyeball and into my brain, and then jiggled it all night long. Those of you who suffer from sinus headaches know what I’m talking about. No amount of ibuprofen and/or jagermeister will dampen the agonizing, bright red pain.

I swear to god even if it keeps up, I’m not going to miss frickin’ Pleasure Adapter tonight. The band has been on top of my must-see list for over a month but somehow has managed to allude me every time. In the meantime, they’ve slowly but surely begun to generate an army of fans into their style of dark wave, electronic post-punk. Hear Nebraska has some of their backstory here. Read it. And check out two of their songs below:

Now go see them tonight at Slowdown Jr., where they’re headlining a show with fellow noise/punk bands Goon Saloon, Worried Mothers and New Lungs, all for a mere $5. Show starts at 9. Get there early.

But that’s not the only show happening tonight.

Wavves returns to The Waiting Room tonight. Their new album, Afraid of Heights (Mom + Pop/Warners) just clocked in with a 74 at ATOY. But for me, it’s the undercard that’s the draw. Fidlar (which stands for Fuck it dog, life’s a risk) is a garage band from Los Angeles also on Mom + Pop Records. Opener Cheatahs are a U.K. band on Wichita Records. This would be must-see at SXSW, but we have them here together for one night for $15. Show starts at 9.

Also tonight fabulous O’Leaver’s is hosting a Slow Burn Production: The charmingly named Fat History Month is opening for Pile. Video Ranger also is on the fight card, all for a mere $5.

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In this week’s column, who remembers Jodie Dallas? (If you do, you’re probably as old as me.) So how did Jodie impact America’s view of the gay lifestyle? Find out in this week’s issue of The Reader, or read it online right here.

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