When: Thu., May 24, 9:30 p.m. 2012
Mark Sultan is one of the busiest people in the modern garage-rock scene—he's played in probably a hundred different bands and amassed a catalog of recordings that's been estimated to number in the low seven digits. (These figures may not be entirely accurate.) Though he's performed using God knows how many different stage names, he's best known for his work under the alias BBQ, both in a duo with fellow Montreal native and former Spaceshits bandmate King Khan and as a one-man band—in both projects he personally sparked a fad among garage musicians and their fans for doo-wop and other golden-oldies sounds that predate garage rock's British Invasion birth pangs. Last year Sultan released a pair of albums, Whatever I Want and Whenever I Want, that range broadly enough to cover lilting psychedelia and Circle Jerks-style punk. He's followed them with this spring's The War on Rock 'n' Roll (released by In the Red, like the previous two), which he recorded live in Brazil in one take and is giving away on his website. —Miles Raymer Outer Minds and Magic Milk open.