Hot off the release of their debut full length Floriography (Don Giovanni Records), Brooklyn-based dream fuzz trio Painted Zeros is set to hit Mohawk Place tonight on one of the coolest bills of the dwindling year. Floriography, written and recorded by Zeros frontwoman Katie Lau, is a beautifully textured record with a wide dynamic range–sometimes sweet and delicate, other times in-your-face gritty and explosive. Think Mazzy Star meets Smashing Pumpkins. The onstage iteration of the project is rounded out by drummer Jared Kaner and bassist Jim Hill, the latter formerly of Cottage Jefferson (Rochester!) fame.

To make the show particularly homecoming-y, we have the Buffalo-bred, now Brooklyn-based Bethlehem Steel back in town, also hot off a fresh effort that snagged a slot as our Album of the Week last month.

Can tonight’s show get any better? Yep. To top it all off, we have three of the best locals Buffalo’s punk scene has to offer: the mathy and ever-excellent Del Paxton, dark noise rockers JOHNS, and the unique post-hardcore frenzy of The Slums. Don’t. Miss. This. Bill. Doors at 7pm, music at 8pm. $6 cover and don’t forget to tip your bartender.