Several great shows are scheduled for this week and here's but a handful of options for your listening pleasure:
Neurolux has Snowden on Friday. Their debut album, Anti-Anti,
If alt-rock isn't your cup of tea but British power metal is, then head over to the Big Easy for Dragonforce. You may think you know what "shredding a guitar" means, but if you haven't heard Dragonforce, you have absolutely no idea. These guys are epic. All That Remains and Horse the Band are the openers. Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m., $16, The Big Easy.
On Saturday, Neurolux has the honor of hosting Junior Private Detective as they play one of their last two shows. Ever. According to an August note on their Web site, the band needs a break. "After all the shows that are currently booked, JPD is going to take a much-needed rest. Not sure how long it will last, so let me put it this way, you should come to one of these shows if you want to get your groove on because, damn it, ya never know what's gonna happen." Take heed, JPD fans. Take heed. Plus, Portlanders Deer or the Doe are opening for them. Sept. 16, 9 p.m., $3, Neurolux.
After you get your fill of the glory that is Dragonforce, rev right back up for the Casualties at the Venue on Monday. Joined by the Briefs, Wednesday Night Heroes, the Casualties are on tour in support of their newest release Under Attack. It's a fine piece of work, so don't miss the show. And, if the Casualties are still doing it like they used to, you'll get to hear great music and see some truly beautiful hair. Sept. 18, 7 p.m., $12, The Venue.