For those of us sadly toiling, at least occasionally, in a cubicle, Wednesday is a shining beacon -- if you can just grasp onto your sanity until this day, everything will be okay. Actually, chances are, if you're part of the crew that frequents the shows at the American Legion, you may not have the most demanding 9-to-5, but shit, who are we to judge? It's as good a reason as any to toast life with cheap drinks and some live rock and roll.
Wednesday, April 14 marks a hump day celebration put on by Roofless Records, a one-man operation that just seems to gain more and more steam lately with an increased number of releases and shows around the Biscayne corridor. And this one features some out-of-towners, the Baltimore threesome Yukon. B-more is a growing epicenter of a scrappy movement of d.i.y. rock, and Yukon's sound is, as expected, kind of lo-fi. Where it differs from many of the typical garagey offerings at the Legion shows, though, is in a certain progressive heaviness, with an arty, space-filling sound that hovers around the lightest edges of stoner rock.
Co-headliners Cop City/Chill Pillars are semi-local, hailing from Lake Worth, and play a considerably louder, more roughed-up sound, something akin old school punk rock lovingly retrieved from a dumpster. Miami-based support for this show comes from the experimental, heavy-ish semi-supergroup Beings, and the comparatively hushed, psychedelic trio Raja Khan.
Hump Day by Roofless Records. With Yukon, Cop City/Chill Pillars, Beings, and Raja Khan. 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 14. The American Legion, 6445 NE 7th Ave., Miami. Admission is $5; age 21 and up; rooflessrex.com