My, my — there's a lot going on this weekend, musically. Here's your best bets for blasting your eardrums out and getting your groove on:
Local crooners Mon Cheri throw a release party for their new EP, Melange, tonight at Empyrean (read our review in this week's paper), with DJ Peter Parker and wunderkind Ben Jorgens opening. The party starts at 7 pm, and is all ages.
Possibly the best event that's been thrown at the A-Club so far happens tonight: Mama Ocean's Big 4-0 Birthday Bash, with performances by Rough Congress — the danceable, soulful R&B band led by very talented local guitarist, Jamie Maker. Seven bucks, seven o'clock.
Tomorrow, the most Divine Jewels throws, Slang, a post-punk/goth dance party at the Lion's Lair. The lady who brings you Pasties & Paddles is a DJ whiz, too — and always throws a great dance party, we hear.
It's a long lineup, but definitely worth hitting up: Dane Ueland, the Terrible Buttons, the Pall, Rex James Bros., Justin Lantrip and Josh Hedlund play Sunset Junction's upstairs room. Show starts at 8 pm, and will cost you $7 at the door.
And if you feel like having a happy-death-metal Sunday, don't miss Super Happy Storytime Land, FAUS, Rise of Caligula, I Declare War and Shrieks of the Impaled at The Blvd. Show starts at 5:30 pm and costs $8. All-ages.