This Weekend’s Concert Picks: Grandchildren, Pierced Arrows, Gorillaz
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8
If you haven’t noticed by all the coverage we’ve devoted to the band already, we’re big fans of Grandchildren. (And you should be, too.) The local sextet, led by Aleks Martray—whom we recently interviewed—celebrates the release of their stellar debut album, Everlasting, with Little Teeth, Hermit Thrushes, The Armchairs tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. (9 p.m., 21+, $10) Meanwhile, over at North Star Bar, local post-punk quintet Bleed Radio Bleed has its own record-release show with The Silence Kit (which we highlighted yesterday), Alright Junior, and The Last Barbarians. (9 p.m., 21+, $8) Just don’t get too pumped about catching K’Naan tonight at TLA; according to Live Nation’s ticket site, the show has been canceled.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9
The husband-and-wife duo of Fred and Toody Cole made a name for themselves in the garage rock band Dead Moon, which cranked out records for nearly two decades before calling it quits in 2006. However, it didn’t take long for the pair to get restless: in 2007 they formed Pierced Arrows (which is, essentially, a more melodic version of their previous band). The band performs at Kung Fu Necktie in support of its second full-length, Descending Shadows, released on Vice earlier this year; Leather and John Wesley Coleman open. (7:30 p.m., 21+, $10) The Pegi Young show at Johnny Brenda’s has been canceled.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10
Were you one of the lucky winners in our Gorillaz ticket giveaway? If not, tickets are still available—it’s just that you’ll have to drop between $60-$110 on them. We wouldn’t blame you for taking the plunge, though: we were already pretty stoked on this year’s Plastic Beach, and the recent release of the band’s latest single, “Doncamatic (All Played Out)”, has us looking forward to the show that much more. (7:30 p.m., $61.75-$113.40)