From 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday, April 7, The Doggery has an evening of indie-folk planned for you.
At Kathy’s at 9:45 p.m., hippy-metal act Glostik Willy makes the trek all the way from Colorado. According to the band’s website, they fuse jam music with rock and pay homage to acts like Phish, Grateful Dead and Primus with their sound.
At 9:45 p.m. Friday, April 8, Kathy’s Pub brings The Fabulous Miss Wendy all the way from Los Angeles. She’s got chunky pop hooks that remind me of how I felt the first time I heard Save Ferris or The Lunachicks. Check out a handful of her tunes, including the infectious “No One Can Stop Me” on her website. Meanwhile, Fire at the Falls, from Cannon Falls, gives off a bit of a Motion City Soundtrack vibe, mixed with some of the earthier alt-rock tones of the early aughts. The band’s album, “Teenage Angst,” is available for streaming.
At 9:45 p.m. Saturday, April 9, Kathy’s brings the underground up a couple levels with another second-floor punk showcase featuring Second Story, Fury Things and Busey.
Twin Cities-based Fury Things is a workhorse of a band; in just three years, they have racked up a trio of EPs, two singles and a full-length album. Each project is packed with melodic hooks and stage presence. Their bio name-checks bands like The Thermals and Superchunk, so I’m sold. I really dig “Glasgow” off of their demo tape, but you can choose your favorite cuts for yourself, as most of their discography, including their latest project, “VHS,” is available to stream.
Second Story is a neo-grunge act from right here in Rochester. Led by Sterling Haukom on vocals, they play a gritty breed of poppy punk with indie flourishes. On Saturday, they’re celebrating the release of a new EP.
On the first floor of Kathy’s on Saturday night, country and rural soul act Echo Messenger holds court.
• At 6 p.m. this evening, April 7, at The Loop, Fernando Ufret brings his lively acoustic sounds to the stage.
• Tonight marks another week of Forager hosting the ongoing Therapeutic Thursdays with bluesy-soulman Joel Ward.
• Sterling Haukom warms up for his big Saturday night on Friday, April 8, at Thyme starting at 6.
• At 7 on Friday night, Cafe Steam hosts pianist and singer Lucas Horvath, no relation to Hannah. He plays r&b, pop, and rock.
• At 7:30 Friday and Saturday night, April 8 and 9, Cole Allen gets a solo acoustic gig at Five West Kitchen + Bar to show off his blues and rock stylings.
• Old-soul bluesman Sean Murphy plays a mix of originals and covers starting at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Cafe Steam.