When: Wed., Oct. 31, 9 p.m. 2012
The Blind Shake's most recent full length, 2011's Seriousness (Learning Curve), is old-fashioned stomping garage at its core—abrasive, live-wire loud, and not at all suitable for cavernous venues with no noise-abatement measure. It's what the Minneapolis trio takes off of other people's plates, including hints of evil surf-psych and noisy hardcore blues, that make them the perfect choice for your next balloon-littered NYE bash or Halloween costume party. With their matching black track jackets and shaved heads, brothers Mike and Jim Blaha and drummer Dave Roper resemble a clan of futuristic rabble-rousers from a 50s sci-fi B movie. It's easy to imagine them telepathically projecting the same command into every head in the audience: "You will get rowdy. You will dance." This concert—which also features combustible local supergroup Football and soulful garage rockers Outer Minds—is bound to be better than anything else going on tonight, mainly because it's almost guaranteed to be a hilariously horrific shitshow. —Kevin Warwick Football, Outer Minds, and Paul Cary & the Small Scaries open.