If it seems like just yesterday that The Whigs came to town, then perception is almost in accord with reality. The Athens, Georgia, power trio tore things up at the Rock Bottom less than two months ago, but, fortunately for us, they’re currently opting to saturate the Alamo City market. Even if you don’t feel the need to catch their dynamic power-pop again so soon, this show is highly recommended because it also features acclaimed Austin quintet What Made Milwaukee Famous. The band’s new release, What Doesn’t Kill Us, has rightly earned serious rock-crit praise, and at its best, the band suggests a rootsier Spoon (circa Girls Can Tell) with Jeff Buckley guesting on vocals. (At my best, I can hit three-pointers like Ray Allen. That happens once every 10 years, when no one’s guarding me.) The Whigs, What Made Milwaukee Famous, and the Dead Trees will be at White Rabbit (2410 N. St. Mary’s) on Thursday, May 8. Showtime is 8 p.m.
That same night, St. Louis’s favorite electro-pop duo, Femme Fatality, will play a show celebrating the release of its new CD, One’s Not Enough, with SA’s favorite electro-pop duo, Hyperbubble, at Atomix (1902 McCullough Ave.). Showtime is 8 p.m.