Picks this week: Torche, Rise Against and more

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The mighty Torche returns to compete in a leaden week already tamped down by Eyehategod’s impending show (Oct. 3, Backbooth). This night also features local heavy hitters American Party Machine and Gut Ruckus.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Backbooth, $12-$15

Burning Van – Food Not Bombs Benefit
Three awesome local bands – Neat Freak, False Punk and ButterQueen – join forces to help Food Not Bombs buy a new van, plus FNB is having a bake sale to sweeten the deal.
9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Peacock Room, $5

Head out to this unofficial pre-party for Tampa’s Plan B Block Party to see highly praised Florida band SWIMM create a psychedelic dance floor at our favorite grassroots venue.
9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the Space, $8

Rise Against
Chicago punk band Rise Against rose up from the underground to promote animal rights and recently released The Black Market, their seventh studio album and third disc to debut at No. 3 on Billboard’s charts.
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at House of Blues, $37.50

Green Jelly
Comedy rockers Green Jelly used to have to sneakily change their name to perform shows where their wild concerts had previously gotten them banned, so expect them to blow out Bombshell’s this week.
5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Bombshell’s Tavern, $12-$15

The Glorious Rebellion/The Phuss Tour Kickoff
Magnetic Eye Records brothers, both Orlando’s Glorious Rebellion and Texas’ the Phuss know how to properly detonate their loud music in a live setting, so catch them together before they blast off on tour.
8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Will’s Pub, $5, 18 and up

Joe Buck Yourself
Holy shit, are we in for it when one-man band Joe Buck (a.k.a. Hank III’s go-to bass player) shakes the shack that is Will’s Pub with his “hell-billy” brand of punk.
9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Will’s Pub, $8-$10, 18 and up

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Ashley Belanger

Associate editor, music nerd, NBA junkie, Florida explorer and obsessive pet owner.
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