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Music worth leaving the house to hear this week

September 28, 2005
Thursday, September 29
Wolf Eyes, The Clang Quartet
Local 506

If you don't wear earplugs to a Wolf Eyes set, you'll want to kick your own ass later. Never mind that: This excruciatingly charged Detroit noise blitz will do it for you, exploiting aural in-correction and dropping sirens, bombs, static and shorted circuits into mechanical grinding and electronic blaring captured on records with names like Burned Mind, Slicer and Dread. You may leave with a headache and a bad attitude, or you may leave knowing that your ideas of music, noise and musical assault have been forever busted. But you will leave responding, and that's half their battle. $8/10 p.m. --GC

Sizzla
Lincoln Theatre

Sizzla, one of the Jamaican school of artists that preaches truth through music, broke out of the pack and hasn't looked back since. The current climate of hip hop biting off of dancehall like it was a juicy piece of jerk chicken makes this cat even more relevant and his voice louder these days. $25/10 p.m. --CT

Friday, September 30
Valient Thorr, Dynamite Brothers
Kings

A rock show like a suicidal drag around deadman's curve, these acts kick the turbo in on the highway to hell, exiting at the crazed-abandon bypass on their way to Rockville. Valient Thorr have a Baptist Tent Revival energy, and their leader Thorr has the wild-eyed look of Manson on mood elevators or a "Here's Johnny" Jack Nicholson, while the guitars burn and rage like a California brushfire. The Brothers aren't as in your face, but possess a steely, rock 'n' roll grace. 10 p.m. --CP

Saturday, October 1
Jaguares
Cat's Cradle

Jaguares is the weird meow of Mexican arena rock known as "heavy." Led by Saul Hernandez, formerly of Caifanes, Jaguares includes Alfonso Andre and Cesar "Vampiro" Lopez, whose nickname reflects the trio's gothic leanings (though some clean pop melodies can be found among the sepulchres). Their latest album, Cronicas de Un Laberinto, hints at magical realism too, but rock en español fans will tell you it's all about the headbanging. Like a blue flower blossoming on an industrial waste dump, Jaguares voices Mexico's growing self-consciousness as a force to be reckoned with. $22-25/9:30 p.m. --SP

David Childers & the Modern Don Juans
Blue Bayou

Mt. Holly, N.C.'s David Childers has always had the perfect words (witness his string of Best Songwriter nods from the Charlotte-area Creative Loafing), and now he appears to have the perfect band. The Modern Don Juans might look like a mismatched trio--a smalltown-shy guitar ace, a dangerous-looking bass player with Rockabilly Hall of Fame hair, and Childers' look-alike son on drums--but they can move from ferocious rock to bluegrass-leaning country to country soul as effortlessly as Childers can, apparently, spin his award-winning tales. 9 p.m. They also play Sadlack's on Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. --RC

Fake Swedish, A Fir-Ju Well, Jule Brown
Local 506

Take stoned and fuzzy R&B-fueled '60s garage, drop in a handful of psychedelic mushrooms, and simmer on a dark, steely groove for four minutes for a little Fake Swedish. Atlanta's A Fir-Ju Well are a flowery, more brightly-hued experience, effervescing like club soda--little bubbles of guitar jangle and pop psych floating skyward like The Shins and Beulah in a Flaming Lips-lock. $6/10 p.m. --CP

Sunday, October 2
Saxon Shore, Tennis & The Mennonites, The Quarantines
Wetlands

What part of post-rock do you love: Is it the serpentine, shimmering guitar melodies and mathematically minded rhythm sections, or is it the cacophonous crescendos, drums clanging and guitars barreling around in feedback? If it's the former, consider the banks of Saxon Shore, a masterful New England quintet capable of hitting the climax without letting go of the rising action. Their upcoming The Exquisite Death of... almost never happened, as founder Matt Doty nearly went into financial planning after two members left in the summer of 2004. Luckily, he didn't, opting instead to recruit new players and Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev) to make the band's new record sound like a new day. $6/10 p.m. --GC

Ahleuchatistas, Jett Rink, STRANGE
Local 506

Asheville ear-o-dynamic outfit Ahleuchatistas claim both John Zorn and The Melvins as influences. They just signed to avant label Cuneiform. Do the, uh, math. N.C. bands doin' it in your ear-hole for free on a Sunday on the live WXYC Backyard Bar-B-Q radio show. The show starts at 8 p.m. No cover and free BBQ from the BBQ Joint. --CT

Tiger Saw
Nightlight

During those intense stress- or drug-induced moments when everything slows down to the speed of FEMA's disaster response, what if Low were playing on the stereo? Tiger Saw's pace isn't quite as languid as those frozen Northerners, but it's close. Dylan Metrano and Juliet Nelson's vocals intertwine, balled up like a pregnant drop of dew poised to fall into the center of their warm, delicate arrangements. Jason Anderson, nee Wolf Colonel, headlines, with Heather McEntire of Bellafea opening. $5/10 p.m. Tiger Saw also plays Saturday at the Duke Coffeehouse with Misra's Phosphorescent and Anderson. --CP

Wednesday, October 5
Heartless Bastards
Local 506

Unassuming in appearance but taking no prisoners on stage, southern Ohio trio the Heartless Bastards play blues-edged (they're on Fat Possum after all), garage-punky, sometimes even Zep-informed rock 'n' roll. Led by songwriter/guitarist/belter Erika Wennerstrom and with nods from both Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly, the Heartless Bastards seem poised to take over the world one full-color mag at a time. 10 p.m. --RC

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