Music to Your Ears
Thursday is Overrun with All-Ages Shows—Get out of the house, already! There's a full night of under-21 music starting at Sol Arts (712 Central SE, 244-0049) where We Were Born as Ghosts will release their brand-spankin'-new EP, titled Winter. The Overnight and Southpaw round out a progressive indie rock-type lineup. Cover is $5 and doors open at 7 p.m. Next up, five-piece rez rockers Pueblo Revolt are playing the Blue Dragon between 8 and 10 p.m. Admission is ... free? I don't know, don't quote me on that. Then there's the My Bloody Valentine Party at Pulse at 9 p.m., where gothic/industrial kids of at least 18 years can explode into a giggling matrix of post-Valentine's dance fever. Renowned musician, animator, writer and toy designer Voltaire will headline, with local two-man electric riot Vertigo Venus opening. Tickets are $10 at the door, which also qualifies you for a ton of Voltaire goodies valued at over $100.
A Fresh Start on Friday—If memory serves me right, A Summer Ends broke up in late 2004, much to the dismay of precision post-hardcore fans here in the Burque. Never mind that ASE members have moved on to a few exciting projects like Your Name In Lights—we've been secretly holding out for a reunion ever since their farewell performance at the Launchpad. On Feb. 17, our prayers will be answered, and the Launchpad will host A Summer Ends' reunion show. Just hope they still have copies of This Is Forever for sale. Doors open at 8 p.m., and it'll cost you $5 or $7, depending on whether or not you're of drinking age. Also, Dreeg of the Dirtheadz will launch his debut solo hip-hop album at Sauce/Raw. See this week's "Music Magnified" for more details.
Too Much Rock for One Hand
Saturday is for Squawkers—In what is perhaps the crowning jewel in a week of excellent local music, Rocksquawk.com will hold its first-ever weekend concert at Harlow's on the Hill (Central and Carlisle, 21-and-over). The diverse lineup includes Weapons of Mass Destruction, The Ryan McGarvey Band, The Jackie O Fanclub and DJ Jimi. I believe the cover is $3. If you're not of legal drinking age, I suggest you hit up the Cell Theater (700 First Street NW, between Lomas and Roma) at 7 p.m. on Saturday. You'll get another (if unofficial) roundup of Rocksquawk-based bands, including SuperGiant, Simfonik Plague, The Unemploid and Winterlock. Cover is $5.