Their six-song EP starts with the singer meeting a girl whos half-undressed in a graveyard because Shes Insane; it ends with the fervent, fuck-you-if-you-think-this-is-ironic wish that John Denver were still alive; and in between theres enough sludgy, bad-tempered riffage to rip apart a phonebook-sized stack of Kerrang!s, capped by a flabbergasting ode to Dickerson Road at night that evokes a mental image of Dylan and Jim Morrison trawling wild-eyed and wary for scary trim near the Congress Inn. Id have been thrilled if Chinese Democracy had turned out even half this good. And since this is Crofton, youll get one of the funniest stand-up acts this side of the Mississippi free of charge between songs. The EP is free with entry.
Sat., May 23, 9 p.m., 2009