The way The Joy Kills tear into a song recalls the Motor City rock scene of the late '60s, echoing icons like The Stooges and the MC5. Vocalist Eric Haugh approaches the deranged, sometimes cartoonish mania of Iggy Pop in his self-mutilating heyday, while his backers are almost militant in their intense onslaught of drums of and power chords. Though no less passionate, local headliner Daddy Lion takes a lower-key approach to its own hazy and reverberating indie rock, showing more interest in exploring its own ideas than rilin’ up the kids. The songs rumble with some appealing grit, but the band’s intentions seem mostly docile. With Coast Nothing.
Foxfield Bar and Grille: 8:30 p.m., $5; 728-0420, facebook.com/foxfieldbar
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
Surreal Innovation Salon Now Open
Columbia’s newest total care spa is now taking appointments and offering $10 off services $25 or more for first time clients. Location, hours, and more info here.
Now Hiring in the Vista!
Hickory Tavern is opening mid-December and looking for bartenders, servers, hosts and kitchen staff. Apply in person: Click for details!
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
This Week @ Social
Edward Shouse performs Friday the 21st, and on Saturday Absolut Vodka presents A Night in Sweden, with specialty Absolut drinks and live music by Christian Slick. Follow us!
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: