Recommended Shows This Weekend 7/5/13 - 7/7/13

FRIDAY, JUL. 5
Tideland (VA)
Trauma Harness
HMPF

@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson
9 PM / Suggested $5 Donation / all ages

Tideland brings '90s revival grunge into shoegaze with a wall of spacey guitar rock. Straight-ahead punk rhythms pound through meandering melodies and thick, crunching bass. The singing is tasteful and not over-done, lending room to hear the solid songwriting and subtle dynamics.

SATURDAY, JUL. 6

Anwar Sadat
(KY)
Little Big Bangs
The Night Grinder
Spelling Bee

@ CBGB / 3163 S. Grand
9 PM / Suggested $5 Donation / 21+

Anwar Sadat brings hard hitting drums under guttural guitar sounds and throaty screams. Vocals are seldom and disparate, but their subtle use gets the job done and leave plenty of head space for the Louisville trio's post-punk leanings. The Night Grinder opens with a jarring and varied noise set while the Little Big Bangs close with St. Louis punk riddled with '90s nostalgia.

SUNDAY, JUL. 7

Cellular Chaos
(NY)
Skarekrau Radio
Spelling Bee

@ Apop Records / 2831 Cherokee St.
9 PM / Suggested $5 Donation / all ages

Cellular Chaos is the brainchild of Weasel Walter, who's responsible for Lake of Dracula, the Flying Luttenbachers and other oddities. Since moving to NYC after starting Cellular Chaos in California, Weasel has tapped no-wave and free-jazz legends to round out his band's line-up. This super-band of sorts is garnished by drummer Marc Edwards, who played for Cecil Taylor over 30 years ago. Skarekrau Radio will be releasing their oft-delayed LP on this evening.