Thursday, May 16, 2013

More Weekend Music Picks: Laura Stevenson at Jackpot; Shy Boys at Bottleneck; Ween Cover Songs At Frank's; and a Special Appearance by the Anschutz Streaker!

Readers, it's graduation weekend in LFK, so prepare to stumble across some drunken scholars (and their drunken parents) as you make your rounds.

The weekend's scenester highlight is surely the Spring Into Summer fest at the Replay (read our preview here), but there are other musical options as well.

Laura Stevenson and the Cans hit the Jackpot tonight.  Pitchfork says that Stevenson "sticks to a neat scheme of metaphors to dress up her existential anguish." (full review here ). From what's we've read, that anguish translates into a pretty rocking live show.

Get there in time for openers Justin Klaas and Field Mouse.  They seem adorable.  Give Field Mouse a "like" on FB here .

If you're looking for pretty and polished pop tunes, you won't do better than the Ghosty/Shy Boys show at the Bottleneck on Friday.  Find a good Pitch piece on the Shy Boys here ("They play soft, harmony-laden pop songs with modern underpinnings — a little bit of the Association, a little bit of Real Estate").  Sandwiched in between these acts is LFK's decidedly more rough-around-the-edges OILS.  They're awesome too.  We caught 'em rocking a Replay matinee last Friday.


If you prefer your evening rowdier and funnier, head to Frank's on Friday for a night of Ween covers played by...well, we don't really know.  Anyway, the FB event page promises two sets and "36-ish" Ween covers, which sounds pretty sweet: details here . We're guessing it does not actually begin at 10:15 am, though that would actually be even cooler to kick off a Friday morning with beers and Ween at Frank's!

And on Sunday?  You'd think the Replay would offer up a matinee show to capitalize on all the drunken visitors wandering around Mass. Street after graduation.  But nothing is listed.  Maybe the bar is closed that day due to all the Spring Into Summer hangovers from the night before?

So maybe you should spend your day on the hill watching people graduate and hoping for another appearance by this week's instant local legend:  the Anschutz Streaker.   Local authorities are currently searching for this ass:

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