Weekender: Aug. 18-19

•‘Summer Slaughter’

Saturday, Aug. 18

Expo Five
2900 Seventh St. Road
$20; 3:30 p.m.

Last year’s “Summer Slaughter” lineup was about as exciting as watching someone film themselves taking a crap. Thank Satan (or whomever you wish), because this year’s lineup is absolutely killer. Cannibal Corpse are skipping out to play elsewhere, leaving progressive wunderkinds Between the Buried and Me to headline an impressive bill. Like previous “Summer Slaughters,” it’s an equal mix of scene-friendly popular bands and respected genre stalwarts. You don’t want to miss the prog-pop grooves of Periphery, the coldly calculated technicality of The Faceless, and an impressive breakdown brigade from Veil of Maya. Additional support will be provided by tongue-in-cheek goregrinders Exhumed, Cerebral Bore, Within the Ruins, Job for a Cowboy, and the grimy black metal of Goatwhore. —Austin Weber



Saturday, Aug. 18

The Mammoth
744 S. 13th St.
Free; 7 p.m.

Local environmental youth group OurEarthNow has secured the rights to show director Josh Fox’s “Gasland.” The film is an exposé of the dangers that “fracking,” a method of drilling for natural gas, poses to groundwater aquifers. “There is a common misconception that natural gas is a completely safe and new energy source,” says OEN member Harrison Kirby. “It is important that people watch this film, because this is far from the truth.” In 2010, “Gasland” won the Yale Environmental Film Festival and received a jury prize at Sundance. After the film, the youth group will play “The Sky is Pink,” Fox’s 18-minute follow-up picture. The night will conclude with a brief discussion of both presentations. Though the event does not require an admission fee, OEN suggests a $5 donation. —Simon Isham


Julie of the Wolves

•Psych Movie Night

Saturday, Aug. 18

Headliners Music Hall
1386 Lexington Road
$5; 9 p.m.

The Louisville Film Society hosts this special screening of the very fun 1973 animated fantasy movie “Fantastic Planet.” The 72-minute French production (real name: “La Planète Sauvage,” or “The Savage Planet”) won big at the Cannes Film Festival that year, and legendarily weird producer Roger Corman brought it back to the United States to distribute. It’s a landmark of European animation and psychedelia, and the story will seem familiar to fans of “Planet of the Apes.” The event concludes with performances by two bands, Old Baby and Julie of the Wolves, whose members have played in approximately 1,973 bands around town, including Young Widows, Thomas A. Minor and the Picket Line, Shipping News, Workers, Sapat, Minnow, Second Story Man, and Venus Trap. It’s an 18-and-over event, so bring your weird niece. —Peter Berkowitz

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