Thee Oh Sees, Total Control, the Spook Lights, Mouthbreathers

When: Fri., Nov. 25, 9 p.m. 2011

One of the more prominent bands in the fertile San Francisco garage-rock scene, Thee Oh Sees touches all bases of the genre: uptempo Sonics-y janglers, slowly unfurling acid drones, miles-deep reverb. But the band also has an aggressive Captain Beefheart-like, art-rock side that adds a menacing unpredictability to its songs. Frontman John Dwyer, who’s responsible for all this chaos, writes songs at a Robert Pollard pace. Carrion Crawler/The Dream, released this month on In the Red, is Thee Oh Sees’ second LP of 2011, and the band’s fifth in three years.

David Hudnall

Price: $10 advance, $12 door

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