Magnetic Morning, Little Feat and Joshua Radin made the list too. Check out briefs, photos and audio from our recommended shows for October 30 through November 3.
[Thursday, October 30] With all apologies to Velvet Revolver and, uh, Damn Yankees, hereâ€™s a rock supergroup you can really get excited about. Magnetic Morning includes singer-guitarist Adam Franklin (Swervedriver), drummer Sam Fogarino (Interpol), and multi-instrumentalist Jimmy LaValle (The Album Leaf, Tristeza). At times, Magnetic Morning unleashes the blurry, cinemascopic guitar fury of Swervedriver, but thereâ€™s just as much reliance on bright, psych-poppy melodies and delicate atmospherics. With Drew Andrews, Black Nite Crash. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8000. 8 p.m., $10. Listen to At A Crossroads, Passive.
[Thursday, October 30] Though Iâ€™d probably be more excited if two other Dischord Records-affiliated bands â€” Fugazi and/or Jawbox â€” were to get back together, the recent reunion of erstwhile D.C. post-punk/art-pop quartet Shudder to Think is certainly nothing to sniff at. It took me a little bit to really get into Shudder, mainly due to singer Craig Wedrenâ€™s sorta glammy look and Ã¼ber-dramatic falsetto bleat, but I loved the bandâ€™s biting, churning guitar-centric grooves and oddly formed melodies. With the Dead Science, Capillary Action. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151. 8 p.m., $20 adv, $22 dos. All ages. Listen to X French Tee Shirt.