TGIT: Our Weekend Picks!

image courtesy of MySpace

image courtesy of MySpace

Thursday, April 23rd

Movie Star Junkies + Daniel James Gang, Crappy Dracula, The Plates @ Frank’s Power Plant (2800 S. Kinnickinnic), 10 p.m.

All the way from Turin, Italy, the Movie Star Junkies are ready to infiltrate its ‘voodoo rhythm’ on Milwaukee. It’s their first tour in the States, and they’ve planned it out in proper style with basement shows and two-day stops in the home of garage rock, Detroit. They make their stop in Brew Town, playing alongside local, Thin Lizzy-esque the Daniel James Gang and the wonderfully abrasive Crappy Dracula


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image courtesy of MySpace

Friday, April 24th

De La Buena + Snarky Puppy @ Stonefly (735 E. Center), 10 p.m.

The ten-strong, Afro-Cuban/Latin Jazz pros, De La Buena have been recently entrenched in the making of their second recording effort. Undoubtedly, the group will welcome a renewed energy as they step away from the practice space and studio by playing live at Stonefly this Friday, bringing their keen sense of improv to the stage. Brass, bongos and bass all make De La Buena impossible not to want to shake it; might as well — everyone else will be. With Texas’ Snarky Puppy.


image courtesy of MySpace

image courtesy of MySpace

 Saturday, April 25th

Wizard of Cause + Fres Thao, Sunshine Harrison @ Cactus Club (2496 S. Wentworth), 10 p.m.

Cactus is throwing a chilled out, mixed up party this Saturday, fun in its spontaneous set-up. Regarding the catchy glam-pop grooves of JTodd’s new musical sorcery, Wizard of Cause will be effortlessly working their magic over the crowd with their amped instruments. Intelligent hip hop-er Fres Thao will be laying lyrical fluidity like nobody’s business along with producer Bernwood. Throw in the folk-pop of Sunshine Harrison, and show-goers will get more variety in less than four hours than most would see/hear in a week.


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Sunday, April 26th

The Night Marchers + Call Me Lightning, Birthday Suits, the Dynamiters, Get Drunk DJs @ Club Garibaldi (2501 S. Superior), 9 p.m.

John Reis is a busy guy: in between running Swami Records and owning Bar Pink in San Diego, the ex Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, Rocket From the Crypt guitar god has found time to start the new project with bassist Tommy Kitsos (CPC Gangbangs), and drummer Jason Kourkounis (Delta 72) that is the Night Marchers. As the front man, Reis rips into lyrics with the same gusto he did in RFTC, while still managing to pummel out his fiery riffs. Also playing: the like-audio-ed Birthday Suits and Dynamiters.


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