Need some reading material to help you while away the remaining hours of the work week on this sunny Friday? Fear not, we've got more than enough local music coverage to keep you occupied. See below for a list of articles printed in this week's City Pages (you know, the one that gets distributed on actual paper), including info on a few CD-release shows worth checking out this weekend.
By David Hansen
One of two bands on the Anti-Civ record label to celebrate their CD-release at the Hexagon this weekend, Chickadee Mountain Martyrs play music that defies expectations -- just don't call it "challenging."
By Rob van Alstyne
Local singer-songwriter Michael Morris is getting the band together for a new project, Dewi Sant. Morris sat down with writer Rob van Alstyne to talk about his upcoming tour, his love for local hip hop, and why he's happy to declare himself a couch-surfer. Dewi Sant play a CD-release show tonight at the Cedar with Starfolk and Allison Rae.
By David Hansen
In his review of the album, David Hansen writes: "Satirical Spirituals is a brash and often ominous portrait of a bygone America that may only exist in the imaginations of Tom Waits and David Lynch." Check out Bouncer Fighter live tonight as they release their new album at the Hexagon (show details in the flyer above).
By Ray Cummings
Spending some quality time with the latest singles from Bloody Panda, Jennifer Lopez, R. Kelly, and more.
By Gimme Noise staff
Our recommendations for the best shows to see this week, including tonight's Bassgasm dance party at First Avenue and Retribution Gospel Choir tomorrow night at the Triple Rock.