TGIT: Our Weekend Picks!

Photo of Crappy Dracula courtesy of MySpace

Friday, January 2nd
The Sinks + Crappy Dracula @ Frank’s Power Plant (2800 S. Kinnickinnic), 10 p.m.
Milwaukee’s Crappy Dracula has put out a slew of 7″s that should be on local music lovers’ lists of things to pick up.  The chance to do so is sooner than soon, for the non-vampiric trio makes an appearance on Friday at Frank’s Power Plant. Flippant lyrics, brash guitars and shout-y vocals have given the three more than one comparison to the Dead Milkmen. They might even pull out all the stoppers with their fantastic cover of Guided By Voices‘ “A Good Flying Bird”. With Minneapolis’ bubblegum garage-punk group, The Sinks.


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The Final Departure+ All The Way Rider, Somebody Talked, Drift Kristy @ Points East Pub (1501 N. Jackson), 10 p.m.
Points East Pub is fond of throwing Milwaukee the occasional rocker, playing host to some of the area’s most dronily-charged Rust Belt rock north of Chicago. This particular show brings together current favorites and also features a reunion of Waukesha’s Drift Kristy (1999-2003), playing what is affectionately/unaffectionately tagged as ‘math rock’ (for the intricate rhythmic structures). With The Final Departure, All the Way Rider and Somebody Talked.

Photo of The New Loud courtesy of Myspace

The New Loud + Revision Text, Elusive Parallelograms @ The Cactus Club, 10 p.m.
Milwaukee’s The New Loud has been compared to The Bravery and The Killers, bringing synthesized energy and exuberant vocal harmonies to their upbeat pop music. The New Loud starts the new year out with a show that also features the dark, thoughtful and pretty sounds of Revision Text and Milwaukee’s answer to The Dandy Warhols, the Elusive Parallelograms.

Image of Fahri courtesy of MySpace 

Insurgent Theater + White, Wrench Conservatory, Fahri @ Stonefly, 10 p.m.
Milwaukee’s Insurgent Theater is known for their independent and unique, verging on the bizarre, stage performances. What better way to shake off a little nervous energy by watching other people lose their own inhibitions? Paired with Milwaukee’s keyboard-based pop gurus White, Wrench, Conservatory and the fuzzed-out guitars and melodic vocals of Fahri, this evening at Stonefly should will satisfy the eyes and the ears, both.

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