I know it's supposed to rain every afternoon around here, but this shit's just been ridiculous lately. Stay dry out there.
Thursday, July 9
- There are about eight million members in the local funk-fusion outfit known as the Good Rub, and while the style in which they play is one that often gets sunk in bloodless technicality, these guys instead choose slinky improvisation over show-off-y riffing. The Broken Inn opens. [Back Booth]
Friday, July 10
- Grizzlemania is not, unfortunately, a bear-wrestling exhibition. However, it's the next best thing: A weekend-long MC battle, featuring rhymers and freestylers from all over the country. MCs from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Portland, Miami and elsewhere will be throwing down throughout the day at Fusian Ultra Lounge, and at the end of the night, there's gonna be a huge concert. Go. Go. Go.
- If that upcoming Creed reunion has just got you jonesing for some bland, 407-style '90s cock-rock, A.M. Conspiracy is playing tonight. [The Haven]
Sunday, July 12
- I can't imagine anything that would go better with the twisty, guitar-driven indie pop of XOXO than the winsome, folksy stomp of the Darling Cavaliers. OK, maybe I could, but this should be a solid bill nonetheless. [Peacock Room]