Best bets: Climb every mountain

It's nice outside! Get out and do something! Climb a mountain! Ride a bike! Go... see a band at the Replay!

Monday: Everest @ The Bottleneck

Formed by L.A. musician Russell Pollard in 2007, Everest caught the eyes of the nation after the release of their second album, "On Approach", then feeling they could do better, left their old label behind and hooked up with Rob Schnapf (whose experience included working with Beck and the Foo Fighters) for their third album, "Ownerless," described as a declaration of independence from the marketers and bigwigs of the music industry. You can hear the fruits of their labor Monday night at the Bottleneck with Old Lights and Dean Monkey and the Dropouts. Tickets are $9-$11. Doors open at 8 p.m.; show starts at 9.

Monday: Lawrence Bicycle Club Summer Fun Ride

The Lawrence Bicycle Club is holding its weekly Summer Fun Ride, beginning this Monday through Aug. 26. The trail begins at 6:30 p.m. at Cycle Works, 2121 Kasold Drive behind Hy-Vee, and goes on a 10-mile ride through Lawrence at a leisurely 10 mph. Helmets are required, and water bottles and spare tubes are recommended.

Wednesday : Bad Veins @ Replay Lounge

Oh, what a roll singer-songwriter Ben Davis is on with his indie-pop music project Bad Veins. Since forming in 2007, they've made two albums and an EP, won the first-ever Target Music Maker Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, and despite one of its members leaving the group in January of this year, they've been touring nonstop all spring, including a stop at the Replay Lounge this Wednesday night at 10 p.m., where they'll be appearing with Texas garage rock band The Rich Hands.


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