I’m not going to lie to you. All of the moving pictures in this week’s live preview are meant to be a distraction. My brain’s moving a bit slow today and words aren’t working too well for me.

So, instead of saying of telling you why you should check out Wussy at the Beachland Tavern tonight (and you should), I’m going to link to the Free Times preview. And instead of telling you why you should check out Stiff Little Fingers at the Grog Shop tonight, I’m including a live performance of “Alternative Ulster” from 79.

With an after work nap, and a cup of coffee or two, I may still make it out tonight, but if I don’t, there’s always the show tomorrow at the Grog Shop with Backyard Tire Fire, Phonograph, The Suede Brothers, and Eclyptic. The Suede Brothers debut has hit the IRC Soundsystem, and you can expect to hear something from that one here in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I can assure that it rocks like it’s 74. And that’s a good thing. Now, if you need to get a little taste of the roots rock, blues, and folk of Backyard Tire Fire, head on over to their website where they’re offering a live recording from the Double Door in Chicago as a free download.

Tuesday night at the Bechland is going to be like a trip in the way back machine. In the Tavern, there’s the Pipettes and their vintage girl group sounds (and dance moves), and in the big room, you can hear the classic soul of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.

The Pipettes Instructional Video

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights

Also this week:
Monday: Against Me!, Sage Francis, World Inferno Friendship Society, Cobra Skulls @ House of Blues
Wednesday: And You Will Now Us by the Trail of Dead, Sun God, To Be a High Powered Executive @ The Grog Shop
Wednesday: This Way Out Anniversary party with Cobra Verde, The Dreadful Yawns, and The Twilight @ The Beachland Tavern.
Thursday: Thankgsgiving blow out at Pat’s in the Flats with Coffinberry, Sun God, Uno Lady, Jakeway