FRIDAY 8/26

MALAIKAT DAN SINGA, MOUNTAINSS, STICKERS, MY POSSE DON'T DO HOMEWORK!

Skuzzy local trio Stickers make rancor sound ribald. The last time I saw them, it was in a relatively cramped, cozy space, and they summoned up a maelstrom of erotically charged muscle-and-bones rock. On their cassette Buy My Nightmares, the band's songs have more room to breathe, and Troy Ayala's insalubriously sensual bass lines are more readily detected, as are the intricacies of Emily Denton's thumping, metronomic drumming, and the Kim Gordon–esque cracks in Gabi Page-Fort's bewitching voice (to say nothing of her hot-under-the-collar lyrics). The common denominator between them and coperformers Mountainss is the saxophone, though Page-Fort's entanglements with the instrument (dig the stereo sax action on "Twin Peaks") are far more tuneful than Billy Safarik's bleating, blaring gasps of otherworldly auditory discomfort. Black Lodge, 8 pm.

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SATURDAY 8/27

TINY VIPERS, JENN GHETTO, THE CREAKIES

Soulfully spare songstress Jesy Fortino/Tiny Vipers needs no introduction, and Jenn Ghetto's name is back on the tips of local tongues thanks to the news that Carissa's Wierd are reuniting, leaving the Creakies as the only (relatively) unknown quantity on deck for this open-to-the-public in-studio concert. Tori Wolfe and Lily Kerson have an ear for delicate, dreamy arrangements (fingerpicked acoustic guitar, Noah Lennox–like neotribalist percussion, timid synthesizer, and aching vocals) that, appropriately, recall the comforts of rustic environs. (Ghetto, BTW, looks to be playing Cairo the night before, as well). Hollow Earth Radio, 8 pm, $5 suggested donation.