If the action at Emo's on Thursday night doesn't float your boat, head up Red River a few blocks for something completely different. Be Your Own Pet, who were more than a little exciting when I caught them at SXSW, will be part of a bill at Stubb's that also includes Joaquin Phoenix's favorite darkwave band She Wants Revenge, one of Alternative Press's "100 Bands You Need to Know" (The Virgins), and UK powerpop via Switches.
Pitchfork gave the newest BYOP album high marks, saying "with the band members' ages now clustered somewhere around 20, that glam is still the fascinating thing about this act-- they're from what might be the first generation to see American hardcore punk not as a venue for intense, frustrated guys to scowl at the world, but for good-time kids to bounce around."
Interested in checking this one out? Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org with Stubb's in the subject line and I'll pick one lucky winner. For more info, tix & etc., check out the event listing.
(ps - Stubb's was named one of the top five music venues in the country by Rolling Stone. How 'bout them apples?)