Las Cafeteras. They start at 7 tonight. Get there. (Good Room, on Meserole)

Asking me for recommendations for local live music while the Grateful Dead + Trey Anastasio are playing is about as advisable as tapping killer Richard Matt on the shoulder during a midnight balling.

But here are some fine shows you can catch after showing off your beer gut (guys) and ssssizlin’ mid-thigh tattoos (advantage: ladies) at the beach this weekend.


Las Cafeteras, Good Room, 7 pm

Pounding Afro-Mexican rhythms. Who never thought of that before? And it kicks ass.


Wilder Maker, Baby’s All Right, 10 pm

Yeah, by the way I also look equally hot singing amazing folky harmonies on picturesque bohemian overlooks in LA. Just in case you’re looking.



Don’t worry this is Joe Bataan the nutritionist a/k/a first search result on Google. You will not be seeing this guy tonight if you go to see Joe Bataan at Union Pool.

Joe Bataan, Union Pool, 2 pm

Good chance of rain during this show people, if you are worried about missing the beach. And if storms don’t follow, this venue has a nice patio space outside the stage area for you to soak in some sun. Bataan is the king of 70s Palladium-era salsa.


Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Shea Stadium, 7 pm

Empire Empire

Weekend’s over. A bad time for deep listening or happy jingles. Just get pissed I say. (Both in the anger sense, and the alcohol sense). Here’s the perfect accompaniment.



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