Thu. April 20 | Austin psychedelic rockers The Black Angels open their 2017 album Death Song with the heavy and brooding "Currency," but more wistful angst marks an album created during the 2016 election cycle. Atlanta garage rockers Black Lips open at 8:30 p.m. at the Civic Theatre.
Fri. April 20 | Pew-surfing at First Unitarian Universalist Church last October, Marissa Paternoster's New Jersey punk trio had just leaked two tracks from its forthcoming LP All at Once (Don Giovanni). This second coming follows the album's release in February. HIRS, Gland and Woof open at 10 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.
Fri. April 20 | Captained by chameleonic frontman Adam Campagna and human metronome Eric Rogers, the dead-serious (or at least comatose-serious) smoothie kings ride steerage on Tall Ships 2018 with a so-tight-it's-loose borrowed oeuvre of no-wake-zone jams, from Loggins all the way to Messina. At 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Sun. April 22 | On his fourth album, Criminal, Luis Vasquez howls at The Soft Moon, the moniker for his gothic-tinged, post-punk cries for help against a backdrop of ambient discord and unrest. Boy Harsher opens at 9 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.