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Decent Days and Nights

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 23, 2006 6:15PM

As Rocktober draws to a close, it does so with a helluva bang. Sure, there are still a few days left to this beast next week, but for all intents and purposes this is the last hurrah before the chill of November settles in, and holiday festivities begin to drain the attendance levels at local shows. Here are a few that we suggest you check out this week.

2006_10_venom_lords.jpgTomorrow night, the wrath of The Venom Lords rains down at The Note. Husband / wife team Dan and Gina Knapik trade guitar licks and most vocal duties as they explore the lines between sex, danger, punk and pop. Get there early, though, since they’re on early and you’ll need a little time to suck down a few of the (finally, a reasonably priced drink at The Note (?!)) $2 PBR tallboys.
Tuesday, The Note, 8:00 p.m. $7. 21+.

Wednesday Imperial Battlesnake plays a post-Iron Maiden party at Quenchers. Lead singer Wes Nile’s inventive vocals are admirably supported by a spastic metallic attack with the end result being strangely compelling. Expect to get your sweat on as their Neolithic Motor City take on Led Zeppelin primalism shakes the windows and knocks over the popcorn machine bolted to the floor over in the corner. Yeah, that one.
Wednesday, Quenchers, 11:00 p.m. FREE. 21+.

Thursday we are totally wet for Joan Jett. (If you don’t believe us, just check out our ticket giveway for the show here.) Jett’s Sinner is, we are not afraid to say, the best album of her career. The fact that Jett is able to create something so prescient and raw puts not only most of her peers, but all of the copycats biting her vibe, to shame. We are dying to see her drive the boys and girls into an pansexual frenzy at The Vic.
Thursday, The Vic, 8:00 p.m. $25. 18+.

This is the tenth, and final, installment of the Double Door Halloween show. While a few acts in the recent past were a little lackluster, this finale is guaranteeing to be one hell of an exit strategy for Scott Lucas’ merry band of pranksters. Both nights are rock solid, and we still don’t know who Local H will be either night. However if you’ve got to pick one over the other, Saturday night’s line-up, especially with NESS recreating some Pink Floyd classics, gets our vote.
Friday and Saturday, Double Door, 8:00 p.m. $12. 21+.

Decent Days and Nights is an ever-so-brief look at shows in the week ahead that we think are worth noting, for one reason or another. It will run each Monday (or Tuesday when it's a lazy holiday weekend). Feel free to note your own plans in the comments.