By Kelly Dearmore
By Jim Schutze
By Rachel Watts
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
By Anna Merlan
By Lee Escobedo
By Alice Laussade
BAND: Gito Gito Hustler
SOUND: Four hotties with a clear love of shiny rubber boots and a clear fetish for straight-up, broken-English, power chord Joan Jett punk 'n' roll
DETAILS: Friday, October 20, at Darkside Lounge
EXPECTED CROWD: People who think they're cooler than they are
HIPSTER PLUS: They're Japanese.
HIPSTER MINUS: Shonen Knife already did it.
BAND: Bettie Serveert
SOUND: Hot, tall, blond, introspective, blank-faced female lead singer fronts band; sound as if Aimee Mann had been born in Amsterdam; adept at jumping from quiet, whispery verses to Fender Jaguar-fueled wall o' sound choruses
DETAILS: Friday, October 20, at Gypsy Tea Room
EXPECTED CROWD: People who pretend to be cool but who really play Dungeons & Dragons in their spare time
HIPSTER PLUS: They're Dutch.
HIPSTER MINUS: Uh, they're Dutch.
BAND: Celtic Frost
SOUND: Seminal, semi-satanic art-metal band, known for its intellectual and genuinely occult-oriented drive, reunited after 13-year hiatus to RAWK evilly
DETAILS: Thursday, October 19, at Ridglea Theater, Fort Worth
EXPECTED CROWD: People who unabashedly play Dungeons & Dragons in their spare time
HIPSTER PLUS: CF has influenced bands--including Siouxsie and the Banshees and Foo Fighters--that you actually listen to. Can you say the same about Bettie Serveert and Gito Gito Hustler?
HIPSTER MINUS: Celtic Frost's intense, frizzed-out Euro-mullets put our home-grown Kentucky waterfalls to shame. No doubt local roustabouts who hang at the DoubleWide will be forced to spend large wads of cash to upgrade their ironic 'dos.