Both of the rock shows I featured on this week's Marquee page happen to be Wednesday gigs, so allow me to remind you of the awesomeness that is brewing tonight.
Earlier in the evening — say, doors at 7 p.m., music at 8 — The Duke Spirit (pictured) will rock The Basement, 391 Neil Ave. Of course, the exquisite British rockers won't start right at 8; Eulogies and The Black Fortys are playing first. This is one of those CD101 Low Dough Shows, so it only costs $5, which is a deal for a band as classy as The Duke Spirit. Apparently it's also somehow affiliated with CD101 For the Kids, though I'm not sure if your $5 goes to charity or to rock. (Both worthy causes.) For more on this show, check out ye olde preview.
A little bit later — say, 10 p.m. — Howlies and The Detroit Cobras will comprise a sweet garage rock double bill at Carabar, 115 Parsons Ave. Our own local psychedelic dirt-munchers The Main Street Gospel will be playing too. As with all Carabar shows, this one is free, but because it's sponsored by Camel, you have to obtain a ticket to get in. Swing by the bar earlier in the day or contact Main Street Gospel through MySpace. Oh, and don't forget to read about how good Howlies are in my preview.