Weekend Round-Up: Demolition Man Style



I was lounging around the house last weekend when I happened to realize that Demolition Man was on television, and you'd better believe I watched every second of that sci-fi-action-comedy-garbage romp from 1993. Denis Leary basically doing his stand-up routine, but slightly adjusted to be "futuristic"? Wesley Snipes with bleach-blond hair? Constant on-the-nose winking at bits of strictly 1993-ish pop culture? More plot holes than actual plot? Sylvester Stallone nude and Taco Bell product placement? Rob Schneider for some reason? What's not to like! When music listings editor Adam Gold randomly suggested that — because "it's, you know, too cold outside right now" — I base this week's round-up style on the part in which Sylvester Stallone is cryogenically frozen, I let the God of Coincidence and Terrible Cinema guide my hand. And here we are.

But here, 20 years after Demo Man's release — when Taco Bell is still super-shitty and people don't use virtual-reality helmets to bang — we've got some pretty promising live music on our hands. Tonight you're looking at: the Planned Parenthood benefit with Chelsea Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell and more at The Stone Fox; Purity Ring at Cannery; Alanna Royale's release show at The Basement; the Monterrey Jazz Fest on Tour at Schermerhorn; and more. Tomorrow you've got: Yo La Tengo at Mercy Lounge; Jon Spencer Blues Explosion with Cheap Time at Exit/In; Holy Mountain Top Removers & Co. at The End; Datsik's tour stop at Marathon; The Boom Bap's fifth anniversary at The 5 Spot; Penicillin Baby and some others at Springwater; Derek Hoke with Denney and the Jets and Ranch Ghost at The Stone Fox; and plenty more. Have a look at the rest — compiled by Adam "Sgt. John Spartan" Gold — after the jump. Let us know what we missed, and have yourselves a utopian weekend.


* Rock ’n' Roe feat. Rosanne Cash, Chelsea Crowell, Rodney Crowell, Ranger Doug, & Buffalo Clover at The Stone Fox

* Purity Ring w/YOUNG MAGIC at Cannery Ballroom

* Alanna Royale Record Release feat. Maureen Murphy & Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes at The Basement

* Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Ambrose Akinmusire, Chris Potter, Benny Green & Lewis Nash at The Schermerhorn

* Augustana w/Lauren Shera at Mercy Lounge

* Great Peacock at The 5 Spot

* H-Beam w/Dr. Jungle Cat & JVLN at Exit/In

* Kip Moore w/Jon Pardi at Marathon Music Works

* Jimmy Hall and the Prisoners of Love w/Jack Pearson at 3rd & Lindsley

* Call Me King w/The Die Nasties & Hip Kitty at 12th & Porter

* Stages and Stereos w/Jump Start Your Heart & The Coronation at Rocketown

* Aye Mammoth w/Mike Mason at The Boro

* Opry at the Ryman feat. The Isaacs, The Whites, Ricky Skaggs, Sarah Darling, Jim Ed Brown, Riders In the Sky, Joey + Rory, Jean Shepard, John Conlee, Sunny Sweeney, Jimmy C. Newman & Diamond Rio at the Ryman

* Blue Highway at The Station Inn


* Yo La Tengo at Mercy Lounge

* Jon Spencer Blues Explosion w/The Jam Messengers & Cheap Time at Exit/In

* Holy Mountain Top Removers, Gorgantherron, Black Tar Prophets & Forest of Tygers at The End

* The Datsik Reloaded Tour feat. The Vortex, Paper Diamond, Savoy (DJ Set), & SOSA at Marathon Music Works

* The Boom Bap Fifth Anniversary Bash feat. DJ Nu-Mark at The 5 Spot

* Penicillin Baby, Rales, Sexx & Pocono at Springwater

* Vivian Green at Jazz and Jokes

* Mozart Birthday Concert at Edgehill United Methodist Church

* Derek Hoke w/Denney and the Jets & Ranch Ghost at The Stone Fox

* The Westbound Rangers w/Photo Ops & Fox Bear Snake at The Basement

* Hillbilly Casino w/Whiskey Daredevils at The High Watt

* Holiness Church of the Valley w/Deism, Yautja, Nameless Cults & No Christmas at The Owl Farm

* Jeffrey Steele w/Luke Dick, & The Shuggah Pies at 3rd & Lindsley

* Schylar Shoates' Rock & Roll Fundraiser feat. Gene Ford, Clare Dunn, Mr. Belding, Jaggered Edge & Roberta Plant at The Rutledge

* Big Rock Show feat. Tim Montana and His Shrednecks, & Anthony Corder at 12th & Porter

* The Django Riders w/Manda Rose at Hard Rock Cafe

* Of Mice and Men w/Woe Is Me, Texas in July, Volumes & Capture the Crown at Rocketown

* Shawn Camp at The Station Inn

And the rest

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