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This week's guide contains:

YES, PLEASE: Napalm Death, The Nighthawks, Wild Wild Geese, Jeff Hanson, Daniel Francis Doyle, Dinosaur Jr., Retro-Garage, Amps Do Furnish a Room, Marquee Moon, Quintron and Miss Pussycat

EH, WHATEVER: Manchester Orchestra, Mogwai

VS.: The Kills with The Horrors vs. Gliss with The Takeover UK vs. Kings of Leon with The Walkmen

INTRODUCING: Robert Sledge and the Flashlight Assembly

CELEBRATING: Slim's 10th anniversary

SONG OF THE WEEK: Starfucker's "German Love"



YES, PLEASE

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04.24 NAPALM DEATH @ VOLUME 11

Pardon such cheap puns
But drums are bellows; howls, fuel
Flash-fire—a good hell.

With Kataklysm, Toxic Holocaust, Coliseum and Trap Them at 7 p.m. —Grayson Currin

04.24 THE NIGHTHAWKS @ BLUE BAYOU

Real blues heavyweights
Red hot Chi-town boogie kings
Dipped in R&B

$18-$22/ 9:30 p.m. —Chris Parker

04.24 WILD WILD GEESE @ THE CAVE

Wild Wild Geese: a skein—
Tangled, swerving semi-punk.
Nervous birds in flight

With Wooden Toothe at 7:30 p.m. and The Goodnight Loving at 10 p.m. —Bryan Reed

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04.26 JEFF HANSON @ LOCAL 506

He sings like a girl
Covering Elliott Smith
Sweet delicate pop

With Kaiser Cartel and Chris Koza. $8/ 9 p.m. —Chris Parker

04.27 DANIEL FRANCIS DOYLE @ NIGHTLIGHT

Shellac, ballads, bends
Meter is a hangman's noose
Burn it, mad poet

With Hiss Golden Messenger and Muscle Babes. $5/ 9:30 p.m. —Grayson Currin


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04.27 DINOSAUR JR. @ CAT'S CRADLE

Marshall stacks sportin'
Riffs as sexy as J's 'do
Dude scene! Rides again!

With Mike Watt & the Missingmen. $24-$26/ 9 p.m. —Grayson Currin

04.29 RETRO-GARAGE, AMPS DO FURNISH, MARQUEE MOON @ MARVELL EVENT CENTER

Garage-born nuggets
Protopunk resurrection
Verlaine for nightcap

With Boat Burning. $4/ 9 p.m. —Rick Cornell

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4.29 QUINTRON AND MISS PUSSYCAT @ LOCAL 506

Hot organ solo
Neon blossoms in Ward Nine
Invent a dance: now.

With Psychedelic Horseshit. $10/ 9:30 p.m. —Chris Toenes



EH, WHATEVER

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04.23 MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA @ CAT'S CRADLE

quiet quiet LOOUOUOUOUOUOUOOUOUOUOD!
blah Blah BLah BLAh BLAH BLAH BLAH
Exhausting blunder.

With Fun, Audrye Sessions and Winston Audio. $10-$12/ 8 p.m. —Grayson Currin


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04.24 MOGWAI @ CAT'S CRADLE

Like Herod, you turned
Amps up, too loud for bland themes
Turn off already.

With The Twilight Sad. $18/ 9:15 p.m. —Grayson Currin



TUESDAY, APRIL 28

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THE KILLS

From: London and Florida
Since: 2000
Claim to fame: Proving a successful rock duo doesn't require both members to play an instrument (if you can program a drum machine)

Feral blues-punk pair
Add texture, electro noise
Make Midnight Boom bloom.

plus...

THE HORRORS

From: Southend, England
Since: 2005
Claim to fame: Proving (hair) style still trumps substance even in hipster circles

Gothic garage grime
Giving Bauhaus the good Cramps
Speedballs of coy camp

With The Magic Wands at CAT'S CRADLE. $15/ 9 p.m.

VS.

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GLISS

From: Los Angeles
Since: 2004
Claim to fame: Proving My Bloody Valentine's formula is more readily ripped-off than Nirvana's

Cacophonous roar
Distortion drenched psych pummel
"Spacemen 3 were here."

plus...

THE TAKEOVER UK

From: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Since: 2004
Claim to fame: Proving that any formula is tolerable if delivered with enough enthusiasm and energy

Catchy would-be mods
Fratellis in Strokes leather
Formulaic. So???

With House of Fools at LOCAL 506. $8/ 9 p.m.

VS.

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KINGS OF LEON

From: Nashville
Since: 2000
Claim to fame: Proving that even guileless hillbilly naïfs can get lucky once, then debauched frequently

Know when to say when
Perfect one style before "Next!"
Navel-gazing crap

plus...

THE WALKMEN

From: New York City
Since: 2000
Claim to fame: Proving that stealthy pilfering from enough diverse contemporaries can produce something unique and at least modestly appealing

Better than the rest
Pulsing cabaret shimmer
Damning with faint praise

At KOKA BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE. $45/ 7:30 p.m. —Chris Parker


INTRODUCING...

04.24 ROBERT SLEDGE AND THE FLASHLIGHT ASSEMBLY @ THE POUR HOUSE

Bass Man Chronicles:
Lexx Luthor and Toxic treat
One-third of the Five

Then post-Int. Orange
New chapter with expert chops
Flashlights assembled

Deep as the Grifters
Not pretty, witty, indie
But Style Council slick

With headliners The Jackets and Gabriel Kelley. $6-$8/ 10 p.m. —Rick Cornell


CELEBRATING...

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04.24-25 SLIM'S 10th ANNIVERSARY @ SLIM'S

Smoke, ash, art, music
Bartenders in bands, a stage?
They'll play. You listen.

Van, Jim, Chris, Gary
Dudes with stories, fresh gossip
And ... Oh! "What ya need?"

Drink, talk, sing, party
Celebrate its survival:
The dive bar downtown.

The Vibekillers, New Heathens and Spanking Charlene play the $5 anniversary party Friday, April 24. The Yayhoos, the first-ever band to play Slim's, plays at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 25.Grayson Currin


SONG OF THE WEEK

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04.24 STARFUCKER @ LOCAL 506

Sweet sputtering drift
Glitchy laptop confection
Cops ol' Yoshimi

Download "German Love" and read our interview with the band. —Chris Parker

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