Tonight and Tomorrow

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13


Lair (MA)
Van Hagar (TN)
Western Forever
Pat Sajak Assassins
Solid State Disaster

@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee Street
8:30 pm / $5 / 21+

Lair builds guitar driven rock over a bed of glitchy backing tracks. The kraut-rock meets Nintendo vibe works well and sounds distinct and thick. The opening line-up ranges from straight up chiptune music to Tortoise-esque post rock and wild free-jazz. Van Hagar from Nashville just hopped on the bill, bringing their nihilist hardcore to a show that's already weird enough. Sensory overload.

THURSDAY, AUG. 14


Ivy (NY)
Symptom (MA)
Skemata (NC)
Pink Sock
Ruz
Animal Teeth

@ Bonerville / Ask around
9 pm / $5 / all ages

Ivy drives mid-tempo hardcore with a scratchy, staticy guitar tone. Backed up by seasick drums, the songs feel like they could fall apart at any moment, but the band keeps its footing and trudges through. Most of the bands on this bill come from a place of shared inspiration, so if you dig one band on this line-up - you're in for a full night of what you already love.

Check back tomorrow for details on shows this weekend.