PLAN A: Transfer, Lights On, Mister Loveless, Aaron Swanton @ The Casbah. Rarely does a band headline The Casbah twice in the same month—let alone two days in a row, as local big-shots Transfer will this week. (They’re also playing on Friday, July 30.) Tonight’s highlight is indie-rockers Lights On, who’re getting tons of buzz for their stirring, pitch-perfect debut, Here Comes the Ocean. PLAN B: Nero’s Day at Disneyland, Mincemeat or Tenspeed, Bubblegum Octopus, Take Up Serpents, Nerfbau @ Che Café. Oakland’s Nero’s Day at Disneyland mashes up 15th-century sacred music with break-core la Squarepusher. (See our feature on Page 25.) BACKUP PLAN: Smalls Uno, Broken Dreams, OPhrap & 5thP, DJ InDJnous, Universal Greetings, Fifty Fathms, Rock Bottom, DJS Zole, Deprave, W. Steele @ Beauty Bar.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
Paula Poundstone @ Anthology.
Wendy Bailey & True Stories, The Answers, Bombast @ Bar Pink.
SaviorSelf, The Seed, Deigo Brown, Beehive, DJs Pound, Adikt 1 @ Brick by Brick.
Heavy Hawaii, Sleepover, Pure Ecstasy, DJ Mario Orduno @ Tin Can Ale House.
The Tattle Tales, The Maxies, The Bertos, JJCnV @ Soda Bar.
Them Jeans, Salter, Groundfloor @ El Dorado.
Zack Thompson, Christopher Titus, Jason Lawhead, Joe Rogan @ House of Blues.
“Bassface” w/ 6Blocc, Sam XL, Reactivity, Jason, Osal8, Biggs, Headshake, MC Subliminal @ Kava Lounge.
Sleeping Giant Music @ U-31.
“Caboose” w/ DJs Trail-Mix-A-Lot, Mane @ Whistle Stop.
The Heavy Guilt, Melly Frances & the Distilled Spirits @ Portugalia.
Circa Now, The Relay, Gear, Native June @ Onyx Room.
Atomic Punks, I-90, Bryan Ingraham’ Kidney Kickoff Matinee w/ Jon Swift and Band, RedFoxTails @ Belly Up.
White Apple Tree, Stripes and Lines, The New Archaic @ Ruby Room.
Molly Hatchet @ Ramona Mainstage.
Rio Peligroso @ Riviera Supper Club.
Lee Morgan tribute w/ Gilbert Castellanos, Brian Levy, Mikan Zlatkovich & Kevin Kanner @ Dizzy’s.
Southern Storm, Bread & Bruises, Buckshy, Wheatstone @ Dream Street.
“Butcher the DJ Dance Party Edition” w/ DJ Dana @ Bluefoot Bar & Lounge.
“Juicy” w/ DJ Mike Czech, Daft Punk’d @ AC Lounge.
Jake Newton, Jamie Drake, Leila Broussard @ Lestat’s.