• Melissa Madison Fuller
  • Caitlin Rose

Touring bands—forever slogging from one coast to the other—had it pretty rough last night. Being pitted against the three-headed monster that is Game of Thrones, the Mad Men season premiere, and Wrestlemania 29 (29!) isn’t exactly fair. The show still went on all the same, albeit in front of distracted audiences preoccupied with thoughts of Wildling giants and human giants in Speedos. Luckily Soundboard offers a nice stretch of recommended shows early in the week—each with a touring band on the bill. Pick one, buy a ticket, and make up for last night’s choice to overrun Twitter with commentary about the evolution of hairdos in Mad Men from one season to the next.