Cures for Your Cabin Fever

Ready to get out of the house after Snowpocalypse, Snowmageddon, Snoverkill and OhSnowItDidn't?  Here's a little roundup of the musical goings on around town this weekend...

Thursday, February 18
Laura Veirs brings her Portland folk rock, rich with outdoor imagery, to Iota Club and Cafe with the Old Believers and Led to Sea. 8:30 pm, $15.

DJ Dredd throws down for the rescheduled Prince vs. Madonna vs. Michael Jackson Dance Party at the 9:30 Club. 9 pm, $15.

Friday, February 19
Venezuelan jazz/disco/funksters Los Amigos Invsibles roll into the Black Cat with Thunderball and DJ Afro. 9 pm, $25 ($23 if you buy in advance).

Saturday, February 20
Former Hold Steady keyboardist, and the most extravagantly mustachioed man in all of rock, Franz Nicolay unleashes his post-punk cabaret on adoring (or unsuspecting) audiences at DC9.  He'll be joined by Romania, another project of former-Spoon bassist and Oranges Band frontman Roman Kuebler. 11 pm, $8 (and the MMS pick for bargain of the weekend).

Seminal post-punkers Mission of Burma invade the Black Cat with Office of Future Plans. 9 pm, $15.

Sunday, February 21
Editors, with their "love child of Tindersticks & Depeche Mode" sound, are joined at the 9:30 Club by the spacey, atmospheric folk of The Antlers and the harmony-heavy acoustic rock of The Dig. Could be the most interesting show of the weekend. 7 pm, $20.

Adrian "Hardkor" Krygowski, a folk rocker in the vein of the late Vic Chestnutt and Clem Snide's Eef Barzelay, will be playing a full band show at Iota.  He'll be joined by Molly Hagen and Twins of Gazelle. 8 pm, $10.