5 Shows To See This Week


Monday, March 16
Lolipop Records Takeover

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LA’s Corners headlines this Lolipop Records SXSW spillover gig, playing understated riffs with a mischievous vibe. In the video for “Pressure,” the band, impeccably dressed, lays down their brooding outlook. As the music glides on a slippery surf guitar line, a quartet of skaters carve out a long hill and humiliate an innocuous boyfriend in front of his squeeze. Later, when the song’s eponymous refrain kicks in, the boy learns that the crew’s leader has stolen his girl. In a little under four minutes, “Pressure” proves the band’s other man/woman allure, a dark and sumptuous sound. With Psychomagic, Adult Books, The Sloths, The Electric Magpie, Cobalt Cranes, Tele Novella, Kim and the Created, Winter, DJ Proper Yarn. $5, 8pm, 502 Bar, 502 Embassy Oaks, (210) 257-8125.

Monday, March 16
Monogold, dead leaf echo

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From New York, Monogold’s This Bloom picks up on the smart and perfectly spaced pop of Animal Collective. On true​.​deep​.​sleeper, dead leaf echo wanders through a shoegaze dream. With Bloody Knives, Femina-X. $6, 9pm, K23 Gallery, 704 Fredericksburg, (210) 776-5635.

Tuesday, March 17
Norma Jean

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Georgia metalcore outfit Norma Jean has been creating heavy and unabashed music since 1996, earning a Grammy nod in 2006 for O God, the Aftermath. With For the Fallen Dreams, Sirens & Sailors. $15, 6pm, The Korova, 107 E Martin, (210) 226-5070.

Wednesday, March 18
Fader Friend

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SA pop-punkers sing with young hearts on fire on the 2014 EP Gloom. With Rozwell Kid, The Linden Method, The Native Roar, Like Ghosts, Westbound Departure. Free, 6pm, The Ten Eleven, 1011 Avenue B, (210) 320-9080.

Wednesday, March 18
The Pink Floyd Experience

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The PFX prides itself on a multi-sensory presentation, celebrating the music, themes and innovation of the fathers of London psychedelia. $25-$35, 8pm, Tobin Center,100 Auditorium, (210) 223-8624.