This Weekend’s Concert Picks: Moon Women, Ladies Auxiliary, Power Animal, Grimace Federation, Slutever, Grandchildren

Slutever performs 1/15 at Kung Fu Necktie

If you hadn’t noticed by the header, this weekend is more than packed with good shows. And you can’t attend them all, which means you’ve got some decisions to make.

Philadelphia reverb-rock trio Moon Women opens (alongside Roanoke, VA’s Eternal Summers) for Detroit’s Tyvek in a No Wavelength show at 8 p.m. at Cha-cha’razzi. Given that the majority of tonight’s other shows feature local headliners (who’ll likely be playing again in the area much sooner than Tyvek or Eternal Summers will), it’s a good night to catch these two out-of-town acts. Also playing: Ladies Auxiliary at Kung Fu Necktie (8 p.m., 21+, $5); Power Animal + Hello Shark, Taco Kitty, Snow Caps at Danger Danger Gallery (9 p.m., all ages, $5-$10); Grimace Federation + Caveman, Somata at North Star Bar (9 p.m., 21+, $10).

Two of The Key’s favorites, Slutever (with Omar + Easter Vomit at Kung Fu Necktie; 7:30 p.m., $21, $5) and Grandchildren (with We Are Hex  + Fake Babies, TRTL at The Ox; 8 p.m., $5) perform in relatively close proximity to each other on Saturday night. Meaning, if you plan your night accordingly, you can probably catch both. (Which we’d recommend.)

Local ’60s-pop-inspired quartet The Armchairs perform with Horse’s Mouth + Virtual Virgin, Paper Masques at Kung Fu Necktie (8 p.m., 21+, $5).


Because Friday, January 14th, is only four short days away…

After a slow end to 2010 (and an even slower beginning of 2011), there are a ton of good shows coming up this weekend: Power Animal at Danger Danger (1/14; all ages, $5-$10), Grimace Federation at North Star Bar (1/14; 9 p.m., 21+, $10), Slutever at Kung Fu Necktie (1/15; 7:30 p.m., 21+, $5), Grandchildren at The Ox (1/15; 8 p.m.), and The Armchairs at Kung Fu Necktie (1/16; 8 p.m., 21+, $5). But this is the show we’re most looking forward to this weekend (and where we’ll be Friday night):

Tyvek Moon Women