Do you like pop hooks and cleanly played, concisely arranged, easily classifiable music? Then stay the hell away from this one. Seriously. Using a table full of sundry pedals and effects processors, Leslie Keffer, known to some as the queen of the Nashville noise circuit, creates alien soundscapes rich with dense, ominous, oscillating layers of static. The material of noise-punkers Deluxin, on the other hand, lands a bit closer to conventionalat least in the sense that primary member and former Be Your Own Pet bassist Nathan Vasquez uses instruments like guitars and drums, however abrasively they may be played. Then you have Heavy Cream, the co-ed mini-Ramones-biters who have graced our publications pages more than once. Throw them all together, and what do you get? A few busted eardrums and one helluva sweaty good time, thats what. Just what the doctor ordered for your Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Thu., Jan. 7, 9 p.m., 2010