The Hop! is killing it this week. Last night Hellion performed, tonight it's Chicago-based death metal act Gigan. The show opens with Pyrrhon, Artificial Brain, Zan, Infrablaster, Rot Monger and Pythium. Read our preview of the show here. Note it’s just going to be loud. Yes!
Litz’s, one of those hidden gem type of bars with a volleyball court, is putting on an Oktoberfest all weekend. Friday and Saturday include the talents of Smoke'n Wheels, LOS and Martini Brothers, while Sunday features Carey Brazil, Gil Reeves and Nick Grow. Cost is $10 and proceeds go to the 2nd Harvest Food Bank. The first 35 people through the door each day get a swag bag.
Portland’s Sallie Ford traded in her band, the Sound Outside, for a group of three rocking women. Last December, Ford played one of her very last shows with her old group at the Bartlett to a sold-out show of devoted fans. Saturday, she’s back with the new crew. Ford’s newest record Slap Back is scheduled for release next Tuesday, but three singles have already been made public. Her new act is a little less quirky and retro-sounding, her voice even a little more full and graceful, rather than that nasally and harsh (yet amazing) sound of previous works. This new music is truly rock ’n’ roll (see below). The all-ages show starts at 8 pm
The circus theatrics of Of Montreal come to the Knitting Factory Saturday. Who knows which persona frontman Kevin Barnes will embody that night, but it will be a wild ride no matter what. The all-ages show starts at 8 pm and is $15. Read our preview story of the show here.
Continuing the Hop!’s streak, Saturday they invite 1980s comedy-rock act Green Jelly (pronounced Green Jell-O) to the venue. Also on the bill are hard rock favorites the Atlas Moth, the Proselyte and the Ashamed. The all-ages show starts at 7:30 pm and is $13.
Over at the Viking, they’re throwing a Roctoberfest. This one includes a huge lineup with the Adarna, Freak System, Boneye, ThirionX, Steven Jaimz, Eddie Wilson and more. The show starts at 7 pm and is 21+.
Indie rockers with an Irish flare Carbon Leaf(totally different than Flyleaf BTW) play the Bing Crosby Theater Sunday. Listen to their hit from the early-2000s here.Wyatt Wood opens the show that starts at 7 pm and is $18.