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The Blind Shake, Birthday Suits, Football Recommended Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard Image

When: Fri., Sept. 12, 9:30 p.m. 2014

Psychedelic garage rock is reaching a saturation point, and not just because Ty Segall releases four records a year and Thee Oh Sees go through so many highly publicized breakups and reunions that it’s no use counting them. But if you think you can’t stomach another reverb-soaked guitar lick, the Blind Shake will smash that preconception—along with everything else in their path. This Minneapolis band recently caught the attention of Thee Oh Sees’ Jon Dwyer, whose Castle Face Records released their 2013 LP Key to a False Door. The album’s hypnotic, outer-space garage stomp sounds almost robotic—imagine a more tightly wound Coachwhips or a circuit-fried Devo on hyperdrive. The best way to hear the Blind Shake is live, where they’re almost intimidating—they may look like three bald men in tracksuits, but onstage they become something inhuman, attacking their instruments with sweaty fury and erratically lurching into the audience. It’s so good it’s actually scary. —Luca Cimarusti

Price: $10, $7 in advance

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