Friday, September 12, 2014
You have two more weekends of summer left to enjoy. Get out there and listen to outdoor live music while it’s still possible. Indoor live music is also an excellent choice. Rock on.
The MAC pulls out all the stops with tonight’s Begin Again! showing off two cool local acts, the Camaros and Pine League, at its outdoor amphitheater. $5 gets you into the show and the museum gallery to take a look around. The event runs from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Zeus — the crazy Toronto-based math rock band, not the head god of all Greek Mythology — hits the Bartlett tonight. Wild Pacific opens for the band.The all-ages show starts at 8 pm and is $10.
The Big Dipper is hosting a benefit concert for KYRS with local acts the Bettys and Gorilla & Rabbit making loud noises from the stage. The all-ages show starts at 8 pm and is $5.
The Booze Fighters. Now that is a fantastic band name. The group is reuniting tonight at the Baby Bar and playing along with locals Von the Baptist and Dem Empire. The show/birthday party is free and starts raging at 10 pm.
The Perry Street Shakedown is yet another local music festival, but it’s important to take advantage of the outdoor opportunity while you still can, before winter hits. This festival is essentially the South Perry District’s answer to Elkfest: It’s free, all-ages and includes local and West Coast talent. Saturday, the first-time festival lineup includes local acts Lavoy, Real Life Rockaz and Folkinception, and ends with blues-rock act Scott Pemberton Trio out of Portland. Sunday, expect local bands Big Red Barn and Flying Spiders, and also Blind Willies, out of San Francisco, and Five Alarm Funk from Vancouver, B.C. The event will naturally include fine selections from Perry Street Brewing Co. The festivities go from 2 pm to 10 pm daily.
Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere (see below) storms the Knitting Factory Sunday, bringing along with them the amazing Prof (see below). Dem Atlas and DJ Fundo are also on the bill for the all-ages show that starts at 8 pm and is $25.