It’s an epic battle of two shows this Wednesday, vying for your favors in a Austenian struggle of awesomeness. Bowery Ballroom is seductively batting its eyes at you with DOM, MINKS, Fergus & Geronimo, and Total Slacker. A total babe! How could a show get better than that? It seems like the obvious choice. But then Cake Shop comes around writing you love letters with Davila 666, Hunx & His Punx, and Shannon and The Clams, and it’s suddenly clear that Cake Shop is actually Mr. Darcy. Sure, they’re playing again on Saturday at Glasslands (and with K-Holes, too, but sans Davila 666), but the more intimate venue will make for a much snugglier setting. And trust me, proximity during a Hunx show is always a good thing.
I can’t let an opportunity to talk about how great Shannon and The Clams are slip away, either. Girl has serious, serious presence and should be a role-model to young rock and rolling ladies everywhere. I love her last album so, so, so, so much- demented 50s prom night to the max. Either night you go, make sure you don’t just show up for the incredible Hunx, but for Shannon, too.