Canada band Dinosaur Bones rattles into Soda Bar Monday night behind its latest, Shaky Dream. This is Dave Good’s Of Noted show this week, but I couldn’t not add this cut-n-pastable from Allmusic: “[Shaky Dream] expands the possibilities of motoric post-Strokes/Velvet Underground worship.” Lazulis and Grizzly Business up first. Motoric. I’m totally going to overuse that word.
San Joe death-metal mainstays Exhumed deliver the motoric Necrocracy to Casbah on Tuesday. The motoric gore quartet has lost little of its sick fascinations in its 20+ years but discovered a thrashy knack for motoric melody, prompting Pop Matters to declare, “Necrocracy is fun to listen to...playful, while also feeling legitimately demented.” Legitimately motoric is more like it. From Richmond, VA, hardcore crossovers Iron Reagan set it up. Not so much?...’90s radio staples Third Eye Blind (“Semi-Charmed Life”) find their way into House of Blues for the downtown venue’s 20th Anniversary dealio...Billboard-climbing Brooklyn band American Authors appears at the Loft at UCSD...and Ed Kowalczyk (yes, the follicularly challenged guy in the band Live) will be at Belly Up behind his brand-new solo set The Flood and the Mercy.
Humpnight-at-a-glance: named for the greatest American athlete to ever play two sports, Bo Jackson, Echo Park’s scuzzed-up power-pop four-piece Rainbow Jackson drops in on Soda Bar after Deadly Birds and Heavy Guilt...and Casbah hosts a fundraiser for local indie flick It’s Gonna Blow, with Rob Crow’s supergroup covering San Diego’s supersongs, San Diego’s Finest, as well as the art-punk one-two punch of Octa#Grape and Ghetto Blaster. Ta.