Concert Calendar: Do Make Think Say and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

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Do Make Say Think started playing their particular brand of instrumental post-rock almost fourteen years ago. With 2009’s “Other Truths” LP they’ve managed to perfect what they’ve been doing all along. Their psychedelic landscapes build on themselves while jazz-influenced drumming, rock instruments, and wind instruments all force their way into the song structure. It truly deserves being referenced as “epic” for its genre. They’ll be playing at the Rock and Roll Hotel this Tuesday, and tickets will cost $12 in advance, $14 at the door.


Young Widows needs a little more recognition. They play crushing post-punk-metal that brings together the simplistic rhythms of a band like Joy Division but adds layers of pounding riffs. This band never gets boring and is easily comparable to the almighty Jesus Lizard. They’ve released a whole slew of splits and two LPs. Check out “Old Wounds,” and take a turn down a one way street and into the DC9 this Thursday. Tickets cost $12 in advance, $14 at the door.

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists put on one hell of a show at the Black Cat last year, and there is no doubt that they’ll be reproducing that same energy this Thursday. This band brings together the genius of Ted Leo with the genius of the pharmacists, which means this neatly packaged punk rock outfit will have you singing and dancing along all night long. Tickets cost $15!


So Tuesday has come and gone, and you’re looking for some more instrumental rock. Sadly, all that the Rock and Roll Hotel has to offer you is something called Pelican. They’re called “post-metal” and you wonder if this is in anyway similar to your loved post-rock. And I’m here to tell you that they are in fact similar, but that Pelican is more likely to punch you in the face. This instru-mental band will knock your teeth out with whatever they play off their new record “What We All Come to Need.” Check them out for $12 advance, $14 at the door.

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