John Lamb, Published August 06 2009
Weekend Watch: Giant Squid, Daredevil Christopher Wright and more
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway, hosts a week of rising rock bands. Giant Squid kicks things off tonight. The Bay Area-based band plays its brand of brainy prog metal from its recent disc, the MySpace-fueled phenomenon, oceanic rocker, “The Ichthyologist,” adapted from a graphic novel by singer/guitarist Aaron Gregory. Much quieter, but even more compelling, will be the harmonies of the Daredevil Christopher Wright on Sunday night. The La Crosse, Wis., trio opened for Caroline Smith in June, but it can hold a crowd’s attention all on its own with just vocals and spare pop music. The upstairs music hall also hosts Southern soul punks Black Diamond Heavies Friday and Twin City funksters, the Limns on Saturday, while San Diego rockers Dirty Sweet play Tuesday. All shows are ID-only with $5 covers, except for Black Diamond Heavies and Dirty Sweet – $6. (701) 235-5913.