POTTY MOUTH/PERFECT PUSSY, KILBY COURT, Tuesday, May 20, 7 p.m., $8
The two young bands topping this bill give me hope for the future. Both Potty Mouth (pictured) and Perfect Pussy blend the energy of punk with some insistent pop hooks, and both Potty Mouth's album Hell Bent and Perfect Pussy's Say Yes to Love are among my favorite recent releases from new bands. Potty Mouth hails from the same Western Massachusetts musc scene as Dinosaur Jr., and while their indie roots are the same, Potty Mouth is much more of a pop project that Mascis and Co. Perfect Pussy hails from upstate New York, and singer Meredith Graves has a great shout as a vocalist, a sound sure to fill Kilby Court to great effect. Fossil Arms open the show.