by Moses Namkung

What's on tap for this w eek? Wednesday packs a nice double punch - Shoreline Ampitheatre hosts the 29-year old Depeche Mode, who have already "had to cancel 12 dates on this tour — the first chunk for Gahan's bout with gastroenteritis and subsequent removal of a tumor on his bladder, and then a second stretch when he tore a calf muscle", and Vincent Gallo & Sean Lennon, who will be at Red Devil Lounge.

On Tuesday, Crooked Jades bring their folk revival tunes to Cafe du Nord. while the upcoming weekend fulfills our rap quota with N.A.S.A., proud owners of a big fat one point six from Pitchfork, and the trio of Method Man, Redman and Ghostface Killah, who will be coming to town on Saturday and Sunday at the Independent and Mezzanine, respectively. See you out there.