Though it may not share the same level of hipster-deigned prestige as Coachella, Musink Festival represents a high-water mark for up-and-coming bands. This year's festival, which celebrates all things tattoo, will feature an impressive lineup of veterans from punk's glory days, including Bad Religion, Lag Wagon and Pennywise (with original singer Jim Lindberg). Tonight, the House of Blues hosts the first of a series of three Battle of the Bands events. The first-place winner gets to pick which day (Friday or Saturday) they play. Second place gets the other day, and third wins a cash prize and tickets to the festival. Sounds as though everybody's a winner.
Mon., March 4, 8 p.m., 2013