2017
Free Monday!
Free Monday w/ Trophy Dad, Minorcan, Fashion Bath
May
15
Monday
9pm - $Free
Trophy Dad
Over the past year I’ve found myself listening to fewer and fewer male artists. As someone who presents as male, but is at total odds with masculinity, I’ve been relating much more strongly with songs written from the female perspective (though, in writing this, I am also wary of reinforcing the gender binary). In songs written by men, there is often a casual dismissal of women that always turns me off. It feels like punching down. But I will rock out any day to a song that so blatantly dismisses men—especially one that rocks as hard as Trophy Dad’s single “Louis Sachar.”

Lyricist Abby Sherman’s describes the song as being about, “a straight white dude being a piece of shit,” which is an excellent, if not simplified summation of the song. Straight white dudes being pieces of shit is what all history books should be mandatorily subtitled so let’s dive deeper into what the song entails.

It kicks off with a prog-like organ intro – more in the “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” way than “I’ve Seen All Good People” kind of way – all crashing drums and warm bass tones, then shifts into bass-and-vocal driven rock song in which Sherman describes watching the male gaze in action and wanting to intervene. On the refrain she sings to herself, “don’t cause a scene / don’t cause a scene / don’t cause a scene / it will be all right.” Patriarchal society encourages women to minimise themselves and paints them as “overreacting” when they voice opposition to oppression. Sherman witnesses this guy being a jerk, but is unable to confront him personally, so instead she wrote this song. Here’s what she said:

“It’s about a boi valuing looks over any other aspect of a person and being apathetic about it because he doesn’t want to be sad and alone. He continues to be a huge asshole despite the fact that it makes people sad and upset because he apparently has no concept of what it’s like to be a genuine, caring human in sexual/romantic relationships. Meanwhile, I am watching all this shit happen and internally screaming and instead of saying anything about it, I wrote a song, haha, because that solves all of my problems or something.”
Minorcan
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Fashion Bath
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May
25
Friday

Mary Lattimore

w/ Simple Machines

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $10adv / $12

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May
26
Saturday

Nest Egg

w/ Ex Gold, Smoke Bellow

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $8

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May
27
Sunday

A Place To Bury Strangers

w/ Prettiest Eyes, Lacy Jags

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $12adv / $14

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May
28
Monday
Free Mothlight Monday!

Breathers

w/ Giant Giants, Superbody, Celia Verbeck

9pm - $Free!

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May
29
Tuesday

Ruby The Rabbitfoot

w/ Carly Taich, Discofreque

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $8adv / $10

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May
30
Wednesday

Mothers Matter: An Intimate Evening of Birth Near Death Stories



Doors 5:30, Show 6pm - $10

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May
31
Thursday

Black Sea Beat Society (EP Release Show!)

w/ Les Amis, Mistresses

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm - $8adv/ $10

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Jun
01
Friday

Horse Feathers

w/ Livingdog

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv / $17

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Jun
02
Saturday
Calibre Rock Presents...

A Tribute to Manu Chao - Live!



Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $10adv / $12

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Jun
03
Sunday

Sannhet

w/ Self Defense Family, Planning For Burial

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $12adv / $14

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Jun
04
Monday
Free Mothlight Monday!

Party Knüllers X Jaimie Branch



8pm - $Free Monday!

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Jun
05
Tuesday

Earthless

w/ Here Lies Man

Doors 8:30 Show 9:30 - $16adv /$18

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Jun
05
Tuesday
The Mothlight Presents **AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE**

Angel Olsen (solo) **AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE**

w/ Dick Stusso

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm - $30

SOLD OUT
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Jun
06
Wednesday

Post Animal

w/ Paul Cherry, Shaken Nature

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $10adv / $12

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Jun
07
Thursday

Peach Kelli Pop

w/ Kitty Tsunami

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $10adv / $12

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Jun
09
Saturday

RBTS WIN

w/ Astrea Corp, Jon Charles Dwyer

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $8adv / $10

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Jun
10
Sunday

The Stone Foxes

w/ Matt Walsh

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $10adv / $12

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Jun
11
Monday
Free Monday!

Sleepy Poetry

w/ BEX, Poet Radio

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm

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Jun
12
Tuesday

Null

w/ Rail Tracer, Ghostdog

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $6

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Jun
13
Wednesday

Searra Jade (Album Release Show!)

w/ Sister Ivy

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $5

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Jun
14
Thursday

Jackson Harem

w/ Dot.s, Half State

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $5

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Jun
15
Friday
A Dance Party Benefit for GIRLS ROCK!

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8:30pm - $donation

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Jun
20
Wednesday

Virginia and The Slims

w/ The Northside Gentlemen

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm - $8

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Jun
21
Thursday

The Moth: True Stories Told Live (Theme: Endings)



Doors 7pm, Stories 7:30 - $10

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Jun
22
Friday

TV GIRL

w/ Coma Cinema, Infinity Crush

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $10adv / $12

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Jun
23
Saturday

Indigo De Souza (Album Release Show!)

w/ MJ Lenderman, Elvis Depressedly

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $Free!

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Jun
24
Sunday

YOB

w/ Bell Witch, Netherlands

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv/ $18

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Jun
25
Monday
Free Mothlight Monday!

Bat Fangs

w/ Deathtapes

9pm - $Free!

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Jun
29
Friday
Free!

Doc Aquatic

w/ Fashion Bath

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30

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Jun
30
Saturday

ASG

w/ Lo-Pan, BEiTTHEMEANS, Delicious

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $12adv

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Jul
10
Tuesday

Dent May

w/ Shannon Lay

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Jul
12
Thursday

Cut Worms

w/ Shy Boys

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $10adv / $12

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Jul
16
Monday

Hoo: Lumes

w/ Lavender Blue, Jack Victor (duo set w/ Maddie Shuler)

9pm - $Free!

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Jul
18
Wednesday

Spindrift

w/ TBA

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $12adv / $14

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Jul
21
Saturday
The Mothlight Presents...

Shannon and the Clams **AT THE GREY EAGLE**

w/ Paint Fumes

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv / $17

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Jul
21
Saturday

PC Worship

w/ MANAS (Tashi Dorji & Thom Nguyen)

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $8adv/ $10

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Jul
23
Monday
Free Mothlight Monday!

Witch Mountain

w/ Royal Thunder, Almuten

9pm - $Free!

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Jul
25
Wednesday

Bit Brigade (performing live soundtrack to Zelda)

w/ TBA

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $8

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Jul
26
Thursday

Adrienne Ammerman

w/ Rooster (Annie Myers and Erin Kinard), Kelly White

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $5

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Jul
27
Friday
The Mothlight & The Grey Eagle Present...

Alex Cameron **AT THE GREY EAGLE**

w/ Jackie Cohen

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $13adv / $15

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Jul
28
Saturday

Tina and Her Pony

w/ Wildeyes

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm / Seated Show - $8adv / $10

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Jul
30
Monday
Charlie Traveler Presents...

Black Milk (backed by live band!

w/ Beat Life

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $12adv / $15

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Aug
01
Wednesday

Kaleta & Super Yamba Band

w/ The Secret B-Sides

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $10adv / $12

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Aug
04
Saturday

Joan of Arc

w/ TBA

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Aug
24
Friday

Monolord (Swedish Doom)

w/ TBA

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $12adv / $14

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Aug
31
Friday

JP Harris & The Tough Choices

w/ Hearts Gone South

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $12adv / $14

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Sep
27
Thursday

Olivia Gatwood (Spoken Word/Poet)

w/ Joaquina Mertz

Doors 7pm, Seated Show, All Ages - $12adv / $15

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Sep
30
Sunday

SALES

w/ TBA

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv / $17

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Oct
16
Tuesday

White Denim

w/ TBA

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15

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