Bits and pieces : Tonight: Gene Loves Jezebel are downstairs at the Middle East. Upstate New York riff meisters Super 400 top an Abbey Lounge bill that also features the Drags, Collisions, and Over the Edge. Up-and-coming Boston alterna-rock kids Aloud are at Great Scott. . . . Tomorrow: Waltham headlines a terrific bill at T.T. the Bear's with atomic-powered garage rockers the Dents. Punk mambo kings Babaloo are at Johnny D's. Ponies in the Surf celebrate the release of their new CD, "Ponies on Fire," at PA's Lounge. . . . Sunday: Session Americana continues its Sunday-night residency at Toad. . . . Tuesday: The Tuesday residency of mandolin whiz Jimmy Ryan and Hayride at Toad continues with special guests the Bad Saints. Blanketeer is at Great Scott. . . . Wednesday: Princess Superstar headlines a bill at the Middle East Downstairs that includes Freezepop and U.V. Protection. Thursday: Lovewhip headlines the "Skope Magazine Holiday Spectacular" upstairs at the Middle East.
More than that, LCA delivers the goods no matter what the circumstance or size of a show, whether it be a grungy dive bar, a sleek arena, or an outdoor shed, or opening for the likes of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones (whose former guitarist, Nate Albert, manages the Angels), Social Distortion, or Pennywise. Tomorrow night, they'll be at Axis for an all-ages show at 5:30 p.m. with the Street Dogs, Ducky Boys, and Nowhere USA. They'll visit Stoughton High School, bass player Duggan D.'s alma mater, to play a benefit show for the victims of Hurricane Katrina on Jan. 20. The night after that, LCA is at Club De Niro in Taunton.