Wanna meet a rock critic this weekend? Your best bet is tonight at the Mercury Lounge, where two scribe-beloved bands are due to share a double bill full of smart words and scrappy guitars. Transatlantic headliners Low Cut Connie have charmed folks from Rolling Stone and Fresh Air—not to mention Voice vet Robert Christgau—with Get Out the Lotion, their scuzzy 2011 debut; it’s got one tune in which frontman Adam Weiner admits, “I wanna see you naked from the front and from the back.” (That second “from” is crucial.) Show up early for Ohio’s Wussy, whose brand-new best-of, Buckeye, delivers adult-size rock like you thought nobody made anymore.
Sat., Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m., 2012