When: Thu., Oct. 27, 6 p.m. 2011
Nic Warnock's Sydney-based R.I.P. Society Records has gotten serious lately about shipping its roster overseas. In the past few months, Royal Headache, the Bed Wettin' Bad Boys, and Kitchen's Floor—three bands that have contributed delightful quirks to the label's already strong garage-punk foundation—have trekked to the States from down under. The pilgrimages continue as Dead Farmers—maybe the best R.I.P Society has to offer right now—have packed their catalog of skuzzy, Stooges-influenced rippers for their first-ever U.S. tour. The trio's 2010 full-length debut, Go Home, buzzes with a fun-as-fuck house-party vibe (complete with that one dude hanging from the chandelier and an inexplicable number of kicked-around balloons) and features a tinge of Comets on Fire-like psych spliced with dirty guitar crunch and mismatched vocals that sound like they're sung through sheets of construction paper. For this tour, Dead Farmers are hawking their brand new seven-inch, Out the Door—a better-produced and more melodic release than Go Home, but one that still rallies around the dudes' rowdy, disjointed garage sound. —Kevin Warwick Also 9 PM, with Hollows.