This week was pretty sleepy, but this weekend is anything but.
Love From Above 2011: Andy Matchett & the Minks
- A weekend of great shows kicks off with a fantastic bill of local and semi-local talent at Will's Pub, including the alt-rock of Tallhassee's Only Thieves, the burly pop of Mother Night, the Superchunk-y goodness of the New Lows, and the joyous, life-affirming wonderment that is Andy Matchett & the Minks.
- Little punk rock show at Uncle Lou's: Murder Media, Big Attack!, Heedless, MRSA, and the Snotty Kids.
- Big punk rock show at the Social: Comeback Kid, Casey Jones, and the Attack. (Yes, H2O cancelled.)
- Mickey Avalon makes me weep for humanity. You may feel differently. He's at Firestone Live. Man, Surf Expo week is weird.
- The Pauses celebrate the release of A Cautionary Tale with a big to-do at Back Booth. The band is justifiably excited about both the quality of the record (and what packaging!), and is going all out for the show tonight, with a fancy-pants stage setup and everything. Also stoke-worthy: Gordon Withers will be opening, who's maybe the only guy on the planet who you can talk about using the words "Jawbox" and "cello" together.
- There is a massive metal show at Will's featuring the crusty, doomy sludge of Atlanta-based Sons of Tonatiuh (RIYL: Kylesa), as well as heaviness from Jacksonville's Hollow Leg, and our very own (and incredibly almighty) Junior Bruce.
- There's also a great metal show at the Haven, with 5 Billion Dead and Dead Mens Dreams.
- The Adolescents are at the Social. Man, Surf Expo weekend is cool.
- Lemuria and Teenage Softies play Hoops.