Not as busy of a weekend as usual. But the next couple weeks will be picking up a bit. Here's what's on my radar...
>> If you're not going to see Iron Man 2 tonight (I'm seeing it at the IMAX in CB) you should go check out Brad Hoshaw & the 7 Deadlies at Stir tonight. Matt Whipkey said the band has an hour of new material to debut. (Seems to be the place to do it since bands have to play 3 hours.) $5 at the door. Maybe you'll get lucky and they'll play "Tik Tok."
>> I'll be reviewing Paramore on Saturday night at Westfair. If you're into that sort of thing, get yourself there. Say "hi" if you see me. And if you're into that sort of thing, read my Q&A with fire-haired lead singer Hayley Williams. $29.50 through Ticketmaster, but it jumps to $33 day of show.
>> It's not really the weekend, but on Tuesday, head over to Slowdown to check out Matt Pond PA. You may have heard some of the band's music (covers of Oasis and Neutral Milk Hotel) on the Fox TV show "The O.C.," but it's the band's originals - mostly acoustic indie rock - that shine brightest. U.K. artist Bobby Long opens the show. Tickets are $12 at www.onepercentproductions.com or at Slowdown's box office.
That's all I got. Have another show you think folks should check out? Let us know in the comments.