As you know, if you've tuned into our blog this week, Loaded For Bear 3: Rocket To Awesome, launches at the Arts Center at 9:00 tonight. Bring on the dick jokes!
But you can kick the evening off early at Love Garden as Stiff Middle Fingers headline a triple-bill. They've got a new(ish) EP: the cleverly titled Enemies With Benefits. Check it out via Bandcamp and visit the show's FB event page here .
Also on the bill: that prolific little scamp Drew Smith and his project Theo's Mystic Robot Performance as well as the first-ever live performance by local wizards Merlin. We interviewed Merlin way back when: read it here . Hopefully they'll be dressed in full wizard garb tonight and they'll be handing out free tapes, free shirts, free candy corn (wizards fucking love candy corn!), and other goodies. Here's a little sample of that interview:
Richard: What’s the best song Merlin has written so far and why?
Jordan: The last song on the album, "Goblin at the Gates of Mercury". It's the best, most epic piece we've ever done. It's a four part, fourteen minute epic about a goblin cast out into space, landing on Mercury, going mad, and discovering a portal to vast knowledge. Total craziness. I even included an excerpt from the original broadcast of "War of the Worlds".
And certainly the show with the most kick-ass flyer is at Frank's North Star. Check it out:
We're sold. Except that L.com says that it costs $10. But we're pretty sure it's a free show, so don't be deterred by that terrifyingly incorrect price. The last time we saw Mad Kings they were howling the blues while a bevy of scantily-clad ladies danced around them (at a fashion show at the Jackpot). So we're hoping for something comparable tonight.