Japandroids

| December 13, 2012 - 6:52 PM

JAPANDROIDS

9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. • Triple Rock • 18-plus • sold out

Harnessing a youthful can't-stop-us spirit with garage-seasoned savvy, this Vancouver power duo wielded one of the best albums of the year with "Celebration Rock." David Prowse's relentless drumming boosts guitarist Brian King's emotive chords and punk-charged sing-shouts, laden with well-placed whoa-ohs. Armed with monstrous, melody-rooted blasters, such as quintessential rock-anthem "The House That Heaven Built," Japandroids play a pair of sold-out shows at the Triple Rock after conquering the 7th Street Entry this summer. With hazy indie-rockers DIIV, whose acclaimed debut dropped this year. MICHAEL RIETMULDER

DOOMTREE BLOWOUT 8

9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. • First Avenue • 18-plus • sold out

6:30 p.m. Sun. • First Avenue • all ages • $15

Hopkins-reared hip-hop collective Doomtree pulled off a seven-night run between the Mainroom and the Entry last year, and the response was so crazed that the venue and fans were pining for a repeat. "That just seemed like it would be too much of the same thing two years in a row," said Doomtree producer Lazerbeak. They have a few other additions to their playbook, though, including the first-ever Doomtree pairing with a live backing band. Members of Dessa's touring group and P.O.S.' Marijuana Deathsquads are set to join the crew at some point in the three shows. Originally, the Blowout concerts were a way for Doomtree members to come together after spending the rest of the year working on their individual projects. They wound up spending almost the entire first half of 2012 together, though, touring everywhere from Europe to Lollapalooza behind their group album "No Kings." Their adventures abroad and at home are featured in "Team the Best Team," a documentary released on DVD for this year's Blowout.CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER

LYF SUX: WAK LYF ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

9 p.m. • Kitty Cat Klub • free

The latest DJ crew to hit the local scene may be fresh to your ears, but Wak Lyf (pronounced "wack life") has already made waves on the Internet. They've gotten nods in Fader and XLR8R, and shared bills with big-on-the-'net acts such as Lil B, Bird Peterson and LOL Boys. This weekend, they celebrate the first birthday of their monthly Kitty Cat Klub gig, which will feature interactive visuals by Video Villains, guest DJ and Wak Lyf co-founder Stu Wylie, and their usual mix of high-energy techno, bass and house. JAHNA PELOQUIN

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