TUE. AUG. 14
@ Strawberry Bounce House | 8:30pm
-Queer Kevin (Columbus, OH)
-Dump Him (Boston, MA)
Queer Kevin takes a minimalist approach to its setup -- little more than a bass, amp and drums -- but the duo's sound is deep and harrowing. The two use space to a great degree to further accentuate all the sharp, percussive elements underneath low and warbling riffing.
THU. AUG. 16
@ Bonerville | 9pm | $5-$7
-Woof (New Orleans, LA)
Besides having the best band name in recent memory, Woof makes molten d-beat hardcore by way of the Bayou. Arrive on time for Miracle Whip, a new band featuring members of Body Leash, Jr. Clooney, Waterproof and many more bands.
SAT. AUG. 18
@ Rootwad Park | 8pm
-Janitor Scum (Calgary)
This show marks the last stop on a tour that has brought BB Eye and Janitor Scum up the east coast and through the midwest. Rootwad Park can be hard to find, but if you've been to the Kerr Foundation, the spot is right near the building. 8pm means 8pm -- no punk time here.
These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!