Friday, Mrs. Magician, Mr. Tube & the Flying Objects and DJ Richie Lauridsen play at Soda Bar; Dustin Kensrue (Thrice) headlines a sold-out show at the Irenic; Idlehands (CD release), Barbarian, Armors, Big Bad Buffalo and Scuffs take over House of Blues Voodoo Room; Christopher Owens and Devon Williams are at the Casbah; July Talk and My Goodness play at the Hideout; En Esch is at the Bancroft; Creature & the Woods headline at Til-Two; Sin (NIN Tribute) with Mechanical Manson and Zombiewood take over House of Blues; and Hip Hop vs. Punk Rock is at the Tower Bar. Dance options include Gareth Emery at Omnia; and Human Life and Lee K at Bang Bang.
Start off your Saturday with the Vinyl Junkies Record Swap or Art Around Adams. Later that night, Unwritten Law, Ten Foot Pole, Moon Hooch and the Snykes are at House of Blues for the X-Fest Warm-Up Show; Common Sense headline at the Belly Up; Patrick Watson and Villagers play at the Casbah; Barb Wire Dolls, the Touchies, Rum For Your Life and Revolut-Chix take over Soda Bar; Agent Orange, Henchmen, Authentic Sellout and Surrounded By Thieves are at Brick by Brick; Toothless George One Man Band and Screamin' Yeehaws hit Til-Two; and Octagrape headline at the Hideout. Get your dance on with Club Ascension as special guest DJ Daniel Graves (Aesthetic Perfection) joins Dark Angel and yours truly at the Kava Lounge; Audien at Omnia; Mike Delgado at Bar Pink; Markus Shulz at Bassmnt; and Dave Aude at Bang Bang.
On Sunday, X-Fest takes over Sleep Train Amphitheatre with 14 bands including Modest Mouse, the Cult, Pennywise, Public Enemy, Cold War Kids, and local favorites Shady Francos kick things off at 2 p.m. See you there!
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