Okay, despite my German-Irish/Mexican-American heritage, I’ll admit that I’ve never celebrated Cinco De Mayo. I’ll also be one of the first ones to disclose to anyone who listens that although I shamelessly refer to the holiday as “Cinco de Drink-o,” I have a high amount of reverence for Los Mexicanos—and Irishmen and Germans—who stood up to the French Army of Napoleon III at the Battle of Puebla. That said, just because I am not inclined towards celebration, but rather contemplation of such events, doesn’t mean you have to be like me. What do I know, I’m an old dude. Anyway, you can always party in my stead, headbangers and shoe-gazing celebrants of other dark musical arts! And the concert held on Saturday, May 5 at Launchpad (618 Central Ave. SW) certainly qualifies as a method of gaining license to do just that. In a show that’s been publicized as a “barn burner,” one can indulge such musical fantasies as those which recall battle and triumph—per the musical admonitions, exhortations and lamentations of Burque musical notables Moonshine Blind, Gunsafe and The Imperial Rooster. What’s not to like, carnales? Do your duty and go to this one, if not for lacultura Mexicana, then because you dig the local scene, sabes? 9pm • $5 • 21+.