Weekend Checklist


The lean days of winter might be on the horizon for all of us here in the great gray north, but this weekend we truly have our pick. From an adenoidal lecture set to Springsteen b-sides to the moodiest dance party this side of that one scene in Silence Of The Lambs, this week offers enough DJ’s and six strings to warm any frozen heart.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14 First Avenue Main Room

The Faint His Mischief

8:00 P.M. 18+ $20.00

A stiff price for a noble cause-- His Mischief is local and The Faint needs to buy their dignity back from Gwen Stefani. Win win. Turf Club

Eyedea & Abilities Kristoff Krane of Abzorbr Sector 7G


9:00 P.M. 21+ $10.00

An unusually high cover for a local show. Proceeds will go to an upgrade for Eyedea’s cybernetic brain chip, courtesy of this awesome new company called Skynet.

Big V’s

The Beatifics Revolver Modele Maps of Norway Haroh

10:00 P.M. 21+

This show has pedal effects.


State Theater

Brian Wilson

8:00 P.M.


Decency prohibits me from hyperlinking Brian Wilson's name to his myspace page.

First Avenue Main Room

Drive By Truckers The Hold Steady

6:00 P.M. 18+ $25.00

For summary, please see any of the two dozen City Pages articles on The Hold Steady, currently available in our online archives. If you squint, you can pretend he’s still a local hero.

7th Street Entry

Lookbook (EP Release) Haunted House Brutal Becomings DJ Gigamesh

9:00 P.M. 18+ $6.00

Lookbook accomplishes the astounding musical feat of turning the penis-tuck scene in Silence of the Lambs into an actual dance party. The album is outstanding and their stage presence is darkly divine.

VIP Room

BLACK 2 Year Anniversary $5 10 P.M.

Uptown Bar

To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles Bouncer Fighter Hummingbird

9:00 P.M. 21+ $6.00