Its standard practice to introduce bands by drawing parallels to better known acts. But in the case of Detroit punks Tyvek, it makes more sense to compare them to more obscure bands, like the late-70s DIY groups The Homosexuals, The Desperate Bicycles, Television Personalities, The Midnight Circus that youd hear on a Hyped to Death compilation. Like them, Tyvek layers yelped, gleefully imperfect vocals (about such mundane topics as air conditioners and sidewalks) over lo-fi, squealing guitars and flat, pounding drums. At their best, theyre compellingly catchy and terrifyingly primitive; theyve built up a massive cult following since forming five years ago. Theyll be joined by fellow Michiganers Awesome Color, praised by Rolling Stone as a grittier version of Sonic Youth.
Tue., March 23, 8 p.m., 2010