Friday, January 21, 2011

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Dostoyevsky! Zombies!

Posted By on Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 3:53 PM

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TONIGHT!

For all you horn-rimmed-glasses-wearing, indie-rock-loving literati out there, check out Seattle's Ivan & Alyosha (name inspired by Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov). Our own E.J. Iannelli said their Americana sound "calls to mind faded color photographs and Super 8 home movies." Read his story all about the band here and check them out tonight at Aclub at 9 pm. Champion Birdwatchers and Goodnight Venus open. $5. Gotta be 21.

Zombies attack tonight at the Knitting Factory, with the premiere of "Twenty-Eight Hours Later: the Zombie Movie." And to celebrate its premiere, two local bands, Green Light Go and Small Town Nation, will keep things upbeat with their original poppy-punky tunes. Doors are at 7 pm. $7. All-ages.

A benefit for the Turner and Burdett families, who recently lost two loved ones in a horrendous housefire in December, will take over the Swamp Tavern tonight with sets by DJ Likes Girls, the Soul and the Machine, Hannah Reader and Belt of Vapor. 9 pm. $5. Gotta be 21.

SATURDAY!

It's hard to think about how cold it is outside when there's reggae going on the stereo. Shake off your winter blues tomorrow night at the Knitting Factory when Rebelution takes the stage. They play with Iration, Junior Reid, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and Orgone at 7 pm. $17. All-ages.

The benefit for the Turner/Burdett families continues tomorrow night at the Swamp with a show by the always-popular local salsa outfit, Milonga. DJ Likes Girls opens. 10 pm. $5. Gotta be 21. 

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