Weekend Music Preview – True/False and Elsewhere

First I want to wish everyone a happy night before the True/false Film Festival. While this weekend brings a wide variety of documentaries, short films, and other events, there’s a bit going on: a lot to do with the festival but some unaffiliated. With that in mind I thought I’d point out a few of the more interesting music events going on this weekend.

Tonight: In Defence, Heck Yeah, Gay Uncle, Thinline @ Cafe Berlin.

I know there’s good music tonight at the T/F Opening Party at Eastside with pscyh indie underground rockers Hott Lunch (who are great live) and Catacombz. But what if someone’s in the mood for some METAL!!!!! Or some metal with some HC punk mixed in. This is the event to get that fix. Minneapolis’ own In Defence come through town tonight to deliver some metalized HC blending thrashing power chord, humor, and their anti pizza agenda. Add to that new rising local band Gay Uncle and the return of Thinline and this should be of interest to those amongst us in the mood to bang their head, slam, or just throw up the devil horns and kick out the jams.

March 1: Bass Drum of Death, Jersualem and the Starbaskets, Ming Donkey @ Mojo’s

We all know the Jerusalem will blow minds as usual live (it’s what they do at this point). However, Bass Drum of Death lay down a tasty sonic brew of garage rock that should be interesting to see live. I know this has been mentioned elsewhere on this site but it will be a good rock n roll fix for the weekend (hopefully one of many).

All Weekend: buskers.

Yeah, there are always a couple of them downtown, but their arrival at T/F adds to the whole weekend, giving the town a special vibe that I actually wish happened more often in Columbia.

Saturday – Run on Sentence @ Cafe Berlin

With two T/F affiliated shows pretty much across the street from each other (the other Believers playing @ Mojo’s), this is a tough call to make. This may be worth trying to catch bits of both shows.

I know this is far from a complete view of the sounds that will go down in Como this weekend (including tonight). However, I hope it gives you a taste of what’s become a very special weekend over the years. Even if you can’t make a film for whatever reason, one can at least take time to check out some music.