March 3, Triple Whip announced its new drummer: Jane Boxall, a predoctoral percussion student from York, England. She follows Josh Birky and debuts publicly April 7. Triple Whip will play mostly new songs now and record five for an EP in August. In the meantime, concert staple “Wudan”will appear on the Green St. Records compilation Playlisted.
Colonel Rhodes readies for bassist Shane Cochran’s year abroad with a farewell show for him. March 24 at Cowboy Monkey, Colonel Rhodes performs with jigGsaw and Green Light Go. Show time is 10 p.m., and cover is $3. In store also are a music video and a split single with Winter in Alaska. Colonel Rhodes and Winter in Alaska shared the stage Jan. 22 at Courtyard Cafe.
Having hosted its second show March 12, Boneyard Pottery does it again March 24 with groups guaranteed to rattle the shelves. On tour from Sweden, To What End? (ex-Wolfbrigade) is “d-beat (Discharge-influenced) hardcore”with both female and male vocals. Signal Lost (ex-Deathreat) is “female-fronted anarcho-punk”from Texas. Die Screaming is “female-fronted hardcore-crust”from Pennsylvania, and Oroku is “solid crust”from Kansas. System Rejects, the lone local band on the bill, promises “raw punk butchery.” This is an all-ages show, with door at 7 p.m. and show time at 8 p.m. Cover is $6.
OpeningBands.com celebrates three years online with a star-studded benefit tonight at Cowboy Monkey. On hand to perform are Terminus Victor, i:scintilla, The Greedy Loves, jigGsaw, Relenter and The Opportunists. New OpeningBands.com T-shirts are available in three colors. Show time is 8, and cover is $5.
Also tonight at 8, Reasonable Doubt plays at Arìma, and Shipwreck plays at Courtyard CafÇ with Sincerely Calvin, Ascot Fire and Straightline. Cover at Courtyard CafÇ is $4 ($3 with valid UIUC student ID). At 10, Society of Celtic Cultures spinoff sextet, Spiral Seisi£n, salutes St. Patrick’s Day with a set at The Iron Post.
Elsewhere tonight at 8, The Like Young (ex-Wolfie) takes part in the Lookout! Records showcase in Austin at SXSW. The Like Young recently recorded and mixed a 7″EP for Polyvinyl Records. Titled The Timid EP, it has a mid-spring release date.