FRIDAY, FEB. 15
JONATHAN RICHMAN @ 40 Watt Club: The former Modern Lovers frontman returns to town, drummer buddy Tommy Larkins perpetually in tow.
BIT BRIGADE, VELVETEEN PINK @ Caledonia Lounge: Local vidyuh game soundtrackers are back from a quick West Coast jaunt.
SATURDAY, FEB. 16
WHITE VIOLET, THAYER SARRANO & THE GLASS ASHES, RYAN GRAY MOORE @ Caledonia Lounge: Nate Nelson and company are soon to head to SXSW; Ryan Gray Moore brings the downer jams.
THE HUMMS, THE RODNEY KINGS, VELOCIRAPTURE, FAUX FEROCIOUS @ Flicker Theatre & Bar: Garage-punk party: no finer kind.
THE CORDUROY ROAD, HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL, DANIEL ROMANO @ Green Room: Normaltown Records-supported country dude Daniel Romano does the Parsons thing like it's four decades ago.
SUNDAY, FEB. 17
BAIN MATTOX AND SHOT FROM GUNS @ Highwire Lounge: The much-anticipated reunion has been moved a block down the street from The World Famous (now set to open next week).