Digital Leather, Skeleton Man, Russian Circles tonight; Twinsmith, Brigadiers Saturday; Marshall Crenshaw Sunday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 1:57 pm February 28, 2014

by Tim McMahan,

Welcome to another icebox weekend. Getting tired of all this winter bullshit? Should have thought of that when you decided to live here.

O’Leaver’s has a cure for the late-February wintertime blues: Drink booze, and lots of it.

That certainly will be the remedy tonight when Digital Leather returns to O’Leaver’s. The band’s split LP with The Hussy is now available for pre-order from Southpaw Records, and features disturbing cover art by DL member Todd Fink (also of The Faint). Consider this show as a sort-of warm-up for SXSW, where Digital Leather will be playing the Goner Records party March 14 at the legendary Beerland (FYI, Beerland doesn’t partake in SXSW madness, so that show is actually $10 with or without a wristband).

Opening tonight for Digital Leather at fabulous O’Leaver’s is Skeleton Man. I have no idea who that is. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Also tonight, Chicago metal instrumental trio Russian Circles (Flameshovel, Suicide Squeeze, Sergeant House) plays at The Waiting Room. Ken Mode and Inter Arma open. $15, 9 p.m.

Saturday night, Saddle Creek Records’ latest signing, Twinsmith, plays at Slowdown Jr. This one also is a warm-up for SXSW, where the band has an official showcase gig. Opening is the surreal rock sounds of InDreama (Nik Fackler, Dereck Higgins) along with The Caves and Lot Walks. $7, 9 p.m.

Meanwhile, back at O’Leaver’s Saturday night, The Brigadiers headline a bill that includes Ghosts of Guyana and indie instrumental band Relax, It’s Science (featuring Jeremy Stanosheck). $5, 9:30 p.m.

Finally, Sunday at The Waiting Room it’s legendary rocker Marshall Crenshaw. Doesn’t everyone have at least one Crenshaw record in their collection (Mine’s Field Day from 1983)? Opening is The Bottle Rockets. Tickets are $20 Adv/$25 DOS. PLEASE NOTE: This is a 5 p.m. show! You’ll be home in time to catch the end of The Oscars.

That’s all I got. If I missed something, post it in the comments section. Have a good weekend and (try to) stay warm…

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