It was just five years ago – New Year’s Day 2009, in fact – that James Arthur Bayer III and Nicklaus Schoeppel launched Infintesmal Records. More than 1,000 concerts and 37 releases later – the most recent being “Post-Junk Vol. 1,” a 7-inch compilation – they’re ready to celebrate. The fifth anniversary festival spans three venues in Riverside and Downtown and packs in more genres than we care to count – noise, dark wave, punk, psychedelic and so on. The festival, which began Dec. 31, spreads out over six days with more than 30 acts, so you’ve got no excuse. Not that you want one. Performers include Burnt Hair, Jan. 1 at Burro Bar, Downtown, $5; Rubrics and Egos, Jan. 2 at Rain Dogs, Riverside, $5; Kid Aids, Jan. 3 at Burro Bar, $5; Holopaw and Memphibians, Jan. 4 at Burro Bar, $10; The Golden Pelicans and Mr. Clit & the Pink Cigarettes (pictured), Jan. 5 at Shantytown Pub, Downtown, $5.
Full festival pass, $20.