Giving you the music a day early:
The experimental electronica, instrument-switching outfit from Austin, Texas, known as The Octopus Project will kick off a monthlong tour with a stop at Juanita’s as the band prepares for the release of their newest album, Hexadecagon, in late October. Expect to hear pop melodies and indie rock hidden beneath a tidal wave of electronica music created by keyboards, drum machines, synthesizers and more. The opening band is STRFKR, an indie electronica band from Portland, Ore. The all-ages show begins at 9 p.m. with tickets $8 in advance and $10 day of show.
When members of My Children My Bride aren’t Tweeting about how much they dislike Chris Griffin’s voice, the quartet is cranking out seriously brutal hardcore metal. Who knew a Huntsville, Ala., suburb could nurture such a powerful right uppercut of music? The band’s latest album is Lost Boy, a follow-up to their 2008 record Unbreakable, and the band is on the road, including a midweek stop at Downtown Music. The music starts at 7 p.m. with tickets $12.
Here’s The Octopus Project with a slice of their experimental electronica music on “Wet Gold”: