The Expendables

I am not really into The Expendables. Their retrograde ska-punk reminds of me of 311, which is rarely a positive reference point for me. But there isn't much going on tonight, and I thought it was weird that the first time I ever heard of their band (yesterday) was also the first time I heard of Sylvester Stallone's new film of the same name, which brings together an all-star team of action movie stars. Jet Li's character is named Yin Yang. Seriously.

Anyway, if you like the band, they'll be at The Basement, 391 Neil Ave., with Big B, Tomorrows Bad Seeds (I desperately hate their lack of an apostrophe!) and Dirty Penny. 7 p.m. doors, $15 cover.