Here's a somewhat belated list of musical happenings that you could wisely invest your money in for the rest of the week. Tonight, MSTRKRFT are at La Zona Rosa in all of their dance-punk glory. Tomorrow, Cold War Kids are doing a free in-store at Waterloo Records before their show at Stubb's.
One of the more interesting things is the two-day Beats 'n' Treats Music Festival. More than 15 different DJ's will compete in a beat competition called the "Gold Rush Beat Competition," in which the winner will receive a $24,000 keyboard production station wrapped in 24-karat gold. The inside stage will feature live bands and DJs throughout the event, and it will be filmed with multiple hi-definition cameras and broadcast live from openlabs.com.
On Saturday Kings of Leon are at the Music Hall, Ben Folds is at Stubb's, and Car Stereo (Wars) will be getting jiggy with The Always Already at Beauty Bar. On Sunday the Underground Railroad to Candyland, who I told you about in February, will be playing music and drinking cold beverages at Beerland. Last but not least, The Backyard is hosting its final show with Willie Nelson, Grupo Fantasma, Carolyn Wonderland and more.
Next week: TV on the Radio