102 Bauer Ave.
$10; 8 p.m.
When you leave your arena-sized band for a bar-sized band, and no drugs, personality clashes or burned-down motel rooms are involved, the move has to be from a very personal and artistic drive. Such is the case with drummer Thomas Pridgen, who left The Mars Volta to form The Memorials. The aggressive momentum of Pridgen and guitarist Nick Brewer is teased and propelled by the soaring vocals of Viveca Hawkins, whose résumé shows more hook-work for Bay Area rappers than the monstrous power-playing of her bandmates. Their two albums carry an energy usually reserved only for the live show. “GTFOMF” (use your imagination) is an eight-minute epic that best reflects their abilities. Show up early for one of Louisville’s best live hip-hop shows in Actual People. —Damien McPherson