Music (and Film) This Weekend, June 5-8

June is well underway, and in Louisville that means that, yes, already everything’s hot, humid and sticky (boy we can’t wait for the really hot days to come!). Thankfully, there are some good options all month long for getting out of the house and into, well, at least not cool shows (some show spaces are notorious for not having a/c), but places where one can enjoy good music and (most likely) imbibe some cold brews.

Minnow Flier

And so, this weekend’s another good weekend chock-full of stuff to do, beginning with Minnow, Venus Trap and Head Above Water at Derby City Espresso, 331 E. Market Street (between Preston and Floyd) this Thursday evening (show starts at 9 PM and is $3). We don’t know two of the bands on the bill, but Minnow is a virtual all-star band of Louisville punk rock history, as it features Rob Pennington (Endpoint, By the Grace of God) on vocals, Doug Maxson (Your Food) on guitar, and Carrie Neumayer (Second Story Man) on bass. We saw them open for Slint last year in New York, and they were excellent! Additionally, Derby City Espresso has a fantastic selection of over 60 beers, so we’re definitely down to have a few cold ones.

The Gits

Tonight is also the opening night of the Last Call Film Festival, over at the Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak Street (between 5th and 6th Streets). Making its world-premiere tonight at the festival will be “The Gits,” a documentary about the brutal murder of Louisville native Mia Zapata (seen above), lead singer of Seattle punk band The Gits. We’re kinda bummed we’re gonna miss it, but you shouldn’t! The screening starts at 8 PM and will be followed by a Q&A with producer Jessica Bender.

Friday at the Brick House there’s a metal show with An Autopsy, A Wind Named Amnesia, Antikythera, and Human Flesh Tapestry (yow!). The Brick House is located at 1101 S. 2nd Street (at St. Catherine).

Crucial Fun Flier

Finally, in Lexington this weekend there’s the Crucial Fun Fest, all weekend long at the Void Skateshop, the Beaumont YMCA, at 257 N. Limestone, and the Northside YMCA (see flier above for details including lineups and door prices.).

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