Jeremy Shulkin

@ The Palladium: Oceana/ Confide to Speak of Wolves/ Late Night Wars open for Therefore I Am—Something to think about. (See what I did there?!) 6:30, $13 at door. @ Tammany Hall: Ernie & the Automatics, Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse, Skullfunked. 8p.m. $10. 18+. The drummer and guitarist from the band Boston are in Ernie & the Automatics, which might make some of you excited.

@ The Lucky Dog: The Dave Rivers Group, The Bad Bads, The Tone Deffs and Zack Borer. 8:00. @ Spiritual Haze: Weight of Gravity and some Karaoke. Weight at 9p.m., Karaoke at 11:30p.m.

@ Mill Street Brews: The Demisers, The Wandas, Traphiq, New Pilot. 8:00. $5. “Thanks You Note” by the Wandas is nice:

@ Ralph’s: Mass Elite, The Change Up, People With Instruments. 8:00. Mass Elite is one of Worcester’s best hip hop acts, and they play with a live band—yes, just like the Roots. http://www.myspace.com/masselite

@ Nick’s: Niki Luparelli w/ Dan Burke and the Speakeasy Combo. 9p.m. No cover. If you haven’t seen this show yet you’re missing out on time travel.

@ The Dive Bar: Cassavettes. 9 p.m. No cover. They have a song called “Shotgun Wedding,” which is a phrase I love. http://www.myspace.com/cassavettes

And for Saturday, two sweet shows:@ Ralph’s: Werewolves, Hey Now Morris Fader, Justin Townes Earle, and the Wandas. 8 p.m. Justin Townes Earle is the son of Steve Earle and got the “Townes” part of his name from Townes Van Zandt. He does country music right (as in, not like country music on the radio).  @ Hotel Vernon Ship Room: The Egos, The Murder, Musclecah, and the American Mother Fuckers. 8 p.m.

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