I don’t know about you, but to me this week feels like it crawled straight out of hell. The sun is shining, but the school buses clogging up Main St. are screaming, “Summer’s over!” We all need some good music to send the past few days whence they came. Luckily, Nietzsche’s is serving up the good stuff tonight.

Boy Jr. is the musical brainchild of SUNY Purchase alum and current Rochestarian, Erica Allen-Lubman, a singer-songwriter with the know-how of a music school grad and the raw energy of a glam rocker. Her discography is a venture from soulful garage rock into sassy, glittery, guitar-driven pop, with one common, indispensable element – that voice. Allen-Lubman’s powerful vocals, cutting lyrics, and fun costumes combine to make Boy Jr. a meditation in self-expression – that is, if you can meditate and dance at the same time.

Also on deck is Fredonia psych rock band Karrot Kake, who released their sixth album Zinc Finger this past April. Buffalo  noise act Jesse & the Spirit and  up-and-comers PizzaDoughnuts will be there as well, rounding out a lineup stacked with the region’s indie best (and quite the delicious food motif). 21+/ $5 cover. Doors at 9pm.

Written by Grace Trimper