Work week got you down? Swill some tear-diluted beer Thursday to the sounds of fellow sadsacks Hardluck Heroes and So Unloved at Nightrocker Live (605 San Pedro; (210) 265-3573), because you better have sucked up all that self-pity by Friday night so you can properly celebrate Jamaican Independence Day with Rhythm International and Love Rock Soundsystem at the Reggae Bar (2016 Austin Hwy.; (210) 772-9891). “No Woman, No Cry” means what it says, dammit. If you’re still pissed, you’re probably better off moshing it out with Panic Division and Cinderleaf at Jack’s Bar (3030 Thousand Oaks; (210) 494-2309).
Saturday, the Asylum Street Spankers `see “Religious Asylum,” June 2, at sacurrent.com` return to Casbeers at the Church 1150 S. Alamo; (210) 271-7791); I Ching Gatos plug in at Tycoon Flats (2926 N. St. Mary’s; (210) 320-0819); and the Offbeats/Puppy Jet doubleheader at the Mix (2423 N St Mary’s, (210) 735-1313) promises a two-car garage’s worth of raw-power rock ’n’ roll. Sunday, Panic the Brave celebrate the release of their new CD at Sam’s Burger Joint (330 E. Grayson; (210) 223-2830). Then it’s Monday morning, and the bullshit starts all over again.