10 p.m., Revolution. $5-$10.
It's possibly the plum club gig of the year: downtown, either in Argenta or the River Market, post-Riverfest. Because, you know, after a day of sun and booze and music, who wants to go home? Revolution's Chris King could probably put an ol' crunchy guitar group in this spot and they'd kill, but he's gone and booked possibly the ultimate post-Riverfest act — Boston's Bang Camaro. The throwback metal band synthesizes all the best of '80s pop metal with a unique arrangement — three guitar players, a bassist, a drummer and a choir of anywhere from 10 to 20 “lead vocalists” who belt out choruses only (no verses!). Guitarist and co-founder Bryn Bennett insists that BC isn't a retro band. He likes “evolution.” On the band's MySpace page, he says, “We took the important parts of pop metal and distilled it. We came up with a purer type of music in the end. Let's be honest, no one cared what the lead singer of those bands had to say. They were either comparing their genitalia to some type of weapon that they were going to attack groupies with or they rhymed ‘fire' and ‘desire.' The fans never cared about that stuff. They wanted to scream along with the huge choruses or they wanted to air guitar to the solos. That's what we bring.” Yes.