THE CULT, MURDER OF CROWS
(Roseland, 8 NW 6th) Since 1983, the Cult have blurred the lines between hard rock and gothy post-punk, producing more than a few tremendous records along the way. Their heavy jangle sounds even better than you remember, so don't miss the longtime Yorkshire rockers when they roll through. NED LANNAMANN


TENEMENT, BIG EYES, CRYPTIES, DJ J-ONE ILL
(The Know, 2026 NE Alberta) Seattle trio Big Eyes play with the sort of sincerity typically lacking from most '77 punk-influenced bands these days. Their debut LP Hard Life, released last summer, contains 12 tracks of exquisite, jagged Jam-esque powerpop (standout cuts are the hit-worthy "Pretend to Care" and far-too-relatable closer "Tired All the Time"), and their latest 7-inch "Back from the Moon" sounds like a lost Muffs classic. It's the band stepping even further in the right direction and branching out stylistically (lead vocalist Kate Eldridge is starting to really "push it" to great effect). This is like a badass Best Coast. MORGAN TROPER