FRIDAY, FEB. 20
Faux Ferocious (Nashville, TN)
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages
Garage rock and shoegaze get put through the wood-chipper for a rowdy Friday night at Foam. Considering Shitstorm's show last weekend at Kismet, don't rule out a noisy freak-out at this otherwise sing-songy gig. Also, Foam just had its loaner P.A. nabbed. Buying a drink or two at the bar (doesn't have to be alcoholic, mind you) would probably help to replace the swiped gear, hint hint.
SATURDAY, FEB. 21
New Music Circle presents:
Okkyung Lee (Daejeon, Korea)
Lotte Anker (Copenhagen, Denmark)
@ Joe's Cafe / 6014 Kingsbury Ave.
7 p.m. / $10-$20 / all ages
Okkyung Lee opens warped portals of noise by ripping wicked sounds through her cello. This is seriously subversive but totally looking in to. Check out the video above for a pre-show mind-fuck. Lotte Anker brings out a terrifying sound as well -- expect both solo and collaborative sets.
American Thunder Band (Kansas City, MO)
@ Livery Company / 3227 Cherokee St.
8:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+
KC's American Thunder Band (formerly known as Texas Instruments) brings hairy post-hardcore riffs under pulverizing beats. The frantic fretting of Anodes triumphant post-metal-meets-punk closes out a solid night of loud sounds.
SUNDAY, FEB. 22
Military Police (Chicago, IL)
Human Traffic (Kansas City, MO)
@ Melt / 2712 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $7 / all ages
You might know Mark Plant from Times Beach. This is the sequel. Military Police sounds like the Robocop 2 to Plant's Robocop 1. A serious continuation on a sound that is oddly accessible yet extremely distinct.