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Decent Days and Nights

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 29, 2007 6:50PM

We’re busy hitting “refresh” over and over again on Reuters in hopes that they will finally announce that rumoured Police reunion tour, but until that confirmation comes through, here’s some shows to keep us busy this week.

Tomorrow night, Local H's Scott Lucas is getting together with a bunch of his musician pals at Debonair Social Club to bang out a set of covers in a low-key environment. This should prove to be a fun-filled evening populated by unexpected additions to the set-list and amusing detours.
Debonair Social Club, Tuesday, 10:00 p.m., free, 21+

2007_01_thedials.jpgThunderbirds Are Now! craft an indie-rock/dance blend that grooves without resorting to the disco-beat that seems to propel most other dance-rock outfits. Oxford Collapse has no interest in making you dance, really, but their shambolic explosions disguised as songs are sure to capture a the rapt attention of all within a half-mile radius.
Subterranean, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., $10, 18+

It’s been a while since we last saw Turbo ACs, but we have never grown tired of their good ol’-fashioned rock and/or roll chops. They write songs equally at home in 1977 as they are in 2007, without ever succumbing to backward reminiscence.
Abbey Pub, Wednesday, 8:00 p.m., $12, 18+

It’s pretty common knowledge that we’re big fans of The Assembly. They just celebrated a packed CD-release show at Metro for their latest EP, Paranoia Will Destroy Ya, so if you missed them there, this is a great chance to catch them in the relatively cozy confines of Double Door and pick up your own copy of the new disc. The EP is populated by the anthemic British-tinged rock they have a particularly adept command over, while throwing in a remix of "Never Even True" that'll probably be popping to move the crowd up at the next Darkwave Disco gathering.
Double Door, Friday, 8:00 p.m., $8, 21+

The Dials continue to be one of our favorite local outfits, and their synth-driven pop picks up its fair share of grime while driving from instruments to speakers. When they play, the room tends to expand and contract, and the walls sweat as much or more than the congregation. Get down.
Empty Bottle, Saturday, 10:00 p.m., $10, 21+

Pictured: The Dials