Weekend: Agent Orange, The Shop, Deafheaven, Inkenstein Tattoo's Four-Year Anniversary, and Echo Cloud's SxSW Kick-Off

Somewhere between the blurry gloss of shoegaze's atmospheric drones and the crunchy riffs of post-hardcore inflected metal is San Francisco's Deafheaven. Oft-cited as posterboys for the "hipster metal" set, the band's Deathwish Inc. issued record Roads to Judah is pretty hard to deny, four (long) tracks that span the divide between post-rock and harder, more direct fare.

The band is playing at the Trunk Space on Saturday, March 10, and the gig is one of our must-see shows this weekend.

Read on for four more ways to spend your weekend.

Friday, March 9:

Orange Country punks Agent Orange take the stage at Club Red for a set of definitive surf-punk hardcore.

The Shop at Hidden House will feature Also Known As, Shining Souls, and Numbers for a night of laidback hip-hop and a DJ set by Al Page.

Saturday, March 10:

Deafhaven is scheduled to perform at Trunk Space.

You've got two chances to catch Green Lady Killers to the Valley of the Sun this weekend -- they play Friday night at Hollywood Alley, and also the Inkenstein Tatoo Company four-year anniversary with the Hardways, Asses of Evil and High Horse on Saturday night.

Sunday, March 11:

Danger Paul, Dead Wildlife, Doctor Bones, Factories, Future Loves Past, The Go Reflex, Snake! Snake! Snakes!, Japhy's Descent, and Sun Ghost celebrate their trip to Austin for SxSW with a special going-away party at 910 Live.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.