This Weekend's Picks: Warpaint, The Cave Singers, Ben Vaughn, The Residents, Fooling April, Summer Fiction, The Powder Kegs - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Whenever the Internet discusses Warpaint, the conversation often focuses on who they are—four women, whose swirling voices are one of the band’s most defining characteristics. Lost in that conversation, however, is another important aspect: where they’re from. The members of Warpaint have cited the strangeness and urbanity of their hometown of Los Angeles as the inspiration for their psychedelic melodies and cinematic tone. Not to mention that former drummer Shannyn Sossamon is an actress (A Knight’s Tale, The Rules Of Attraction) who left to pursue Hollywood—or that Warpaint got its earliest bits of hype when Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer briefly joined the band and John Frusciante mixed the first EP, Exquisite Corpse. Despite those connections the music is (thankfully) very un-Chili Peppers. Most songs from the only full-length—last year’s The Fool—are light on choruses, starting one place and wandering slowly to somewhere else by the finish. Warpaint performs with PVT and Family Band at 9 p.m. at Theatre Of The Living Arts; tickets are $25. —Dave Simpson

Also playing: The Cave Singers + Lia Ices @ Johnny Brenda’s (9 p.m., 21+, $12); The Residents at World Cafe Live (8 p.m., $30-$50); Ben Vaughn + Dan Montgomery at World Cafe Live Upstairs (9 p.m., $13); Alexis Gideon + Eat Your Birthday Cake at Danger Danger Gallery (all ages, $5-$10); Jeff The Brotherhood + Dry Feet, Slutever at Hong Kong Garden (7:30 p.m., all ages, $8); Of Mice and Men + I Set My Friends On Fire, Sleeping With Sirens, Woe, Is Me, The Amity Affliction @ First Unitarian Church (6 p.m., all ages, SOLD OUT)

Fooling April (performing Rubber Soul and Revolver) + Parsnip Revolt at World Cafe Live (7:30 p.m., SOLD OUT); Summer Fiction + Snowmine, Guitars, Work Drugs at Johnny Brenda’s (9 p.m., 21+, $10)

The Powder Kegs + CSL SX, Busses at Kung Fu Necktie (8 p.m., 21+, $8); Sweatheart + Nick Tolford And Company, Andrew Jeffrey Wright at Johnny Brenda’s (9 p.m., 21+, $10)

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