What To Do Tonight: Return to Bobo
Says here that Cafe Bourbon Street, 2216 Summit St., is open once again in all its grimey glory. And after a ComFest weekend rechristening, the flow of touring garage punks is back in effect, starting with tonight's Okmoniks/Nobunny show. Okmoniks hail from Tuscon and their relentlessly melodic retro rock reminds me of a female-fronted, organ-powered Exploding Hearts, except when they get a little bit faster and end up sounding like a Be Your Own Pet for the kind of people who pretend they don't like Be Your Own Pet. Oakland's Nobunny is cut from a similar mold, and with locals Grave Blankets and Night of Pleasure filling out the lineup, it should be a rambunctious night at Bobo. Sounds just right.
Also, although I am not feelin' this new season of Weeds (10 p.m., Showtime), it may be the most enticing thing on tonight's bleak TV schedule. (There's also 46664: A Concert for Nelson Mandela, featuring the likes of Amy Winehouse and Queen, at 9 p.m. on VH1.)