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Decent Days and Nights

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 2, 2007 6:39PM

2007_04_jaialaisavant.jpgSkeletons & The Girl-Faced Boys create an unholy racket. We suppose this is what Conor Oberst's larger Bright Eyes ensembles might sound like if a) they tripled in size and b) they beat Oberst and ran away with only the portions of his songs they deemed "weird enough to play." What we're trying to say is that this is a group whose songs don't so much reveal themselves through gradual unfolding as they do confound expectations by drawing the listener deeper into the rabbit hole.
Lakeshore Theater, tonight, 9:30 p.m., $8, 21+

You can say what you want about them, but we like Cute Is What We Aim For. Sure, they're card carruying members of the mall emo culture, but who cares who they're affiliated with when they come out with a near perfect pop-punk debut like The Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch? Granted, this show might be dangerous to people over five feet tall ("Down in front, mister!") or over 17 ("Down in front, old dude!") but to those willing to rick ridicule from high school kids that can't be bothered to buckle their jeans around their waists, this should be a pretty fun show.
Metro, Thursday, 5:30 p.m., $15, all ages

We honestly aren't super familiar with The Jai-Alai Savant, aside from the fact they are involved with Major Taylor, and we like him. A remix of one of their tunes, "White On White Crime," has been stuck in repeat on both our iPods and in our DJ sets recently, rocking a decidedly MSTRKRFTian vibe. A stop at their MySpace page reveals a group more ska-funk than electronic, so we're hoping that the group throws down a hell of a ruckus live.
Darkroom, Thursday, 9:00 p.m., $7, 21+

Finally, Locksley comes to us via a mental Liverpool by way of Madison, WI. They've been kind enough to offer us a few pairs of tickets to their show later this week, so enter after the jump. If you feel like shaking and shimmying to some backwards-looking, forward-thinking, pop-rock-n-roll, this show should be right up your alley.
Kinetic Playground, Friday, 10:00 p.m., $10, all ages

Enter after the jump for a chance to win Locksley tickets!

The Jai-Alai Savant photo by Casey Killjoy