Dunno if it's the fairly recent full moon, the shifting seasons or that freaky transformer explosion that happened a few days after Labor Day, but something is in the air, friends, and the wack factor is high. There's no better evidence than the citywide musical lineup for the next seven days. Oh sure, we've got the usual indie rock, hip-hop, screamo and electro-distorto-confessional-experimental-noise-rock going on, but what's a grown man yelling Manson-esque nonsense into a megaphone compared with, say, pirates? That's right, the, uh, pirate rock band The Bilge Pumps are just one of the many oddities that present themselves as music events in the upcoming week. Let's take a brief survey, in no... More >>>