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shows to see this weekend – too much love picks

Text by: Olivia McAuley

Welcome back to another edition of Too Much Love’s top pick’s – our roundup of shows to check out now you have made it to the weekend. Like always, there is an array of local art and talent to see, so god speed and I hope to see you there.

Thursday, August 16th – Dark No Wave @ Churchill’s

Bringing to you the small, specific and defiant genre of No Wave, and making it even darker, tonight at Churchill’s, dive into some melancholic sounds for the Dark No Wave event. Masterminded by Rat Bastard, the night, which begins at 10pm and ends at 3am will host DJ Flor Frances and DJ Mariana Dias with a live performance by Sony Mao. The event is free with drink specials all night including $3 Hamm’s beers, and don’t forget about their late night happy hour starting at 1am!

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Thursday, August 16 – Tara’s Birthday Bash & Rock n’ Roll Romp @ Las Rosas

Head out to Las Rosas tonight for a very special occasion! Tara: Icon and bartender at our favorite red lit and reasonably priced venue and watering-hole, is celebrating a sun lap. In honor of this day, a lineup of great live music and killer tunes has been put together for a true party.  The line up includes live sets from Lone Wolf, Sewerside Bombers, Sandratz and The Gazms, with tunes from DJ Mikey R(Technique Records), DJ Russell The Love Muscle and DJ John Vale. The event will be starting at 9pm and is free, however gifts are expected, and to be laid in reverence at her feet.  

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Friday, August 17 – Haute Tension and Dj Woozles: An All Night Roller Skate Party @ SuperWheels

Haute Tension, who, until the end of this month – and the end of their 31 day micro tour – has definitely earned the title of ‘busiest band’, is at it again with a show and all night party at SuperWheels this Friday. Starting at 7:30 pm and ending at 7:30am, make your inner pre-teen dreams come true and head to an all night the skate and music extravaganza. the event includes DJ sets by Dj Woozles, live music by psychedelic surf noir Haute Tension, AND a special dance group performance by Sunshine’s Dance Dynasty. Admission is $20 and includes skate rental, but feel free to bring your own (which, like the owners of specialist bowling balls I am simultaneously in awe, and suspicious of).

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Saturday, August 18 – August Third Saturdays @ 777 Mall

With an extensive and profound programing schedule brought to you in part by VIDIUM (community space/organizers catering to experimental sound and performance) ‘August Third Saturdays’ is an event/ amalgam of collaboration, art, workshops, pop up’s and great music starting at 12pm and ending at 9pm. Though the program is too considerable to rattle off, the event will feature film screening by Borscht Corporation, a customized patch workshop by Queef Latina, a mini zine fair by Happy Zine, and musical performances by Holly Hunt and “Onset” (a music performance) by Rick Smith no name a few. Get the full schedule here, and see for your self how much this event has to offer.

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Sunday, August 19 – Bird @ Le Chat Noir

Arguably one of the most influential Jazz musicians of all time, American saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker, will be paid tribute to at Le Chat Noir this Sunday at 10pm. With Jorge Roldan on alto sax, Aj Lopez Lima on guitar, Senegal Apostolo on bass, and Harvel Nakundi on drums, the band will be playing compositions by the famed musician and founder of bebop all night. Tickets can be bought at the door or found here, and costs $10.

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