Also tonight: Dumptruck Butterlips take the stage at the Jazzhaus. We like their name, one of them is a skilled hula-hooper, and they tend to jam a lot at our friend Mick's house.
Saturday night: HipBilly is at the Bottleneck. Their name does not convince us they are hip, but we've been wrong about such things before.
Also Saturday night: The local music showcase StimPac 5 hits the Granada, featuring three stages. We've never attended and remain baffled at how the Granada can have three stages (main room, lounge, and ?), but the event is jampacked with bands, including a few scenester-approved names such as Burger Kingdom and recent Farmer's Ball winners The WillNots.