For those of you who aren't in the know, Mau Maus are a punk band who emerged from the 1970s LA scene. They sport a legendary narrative rife with tall tales of debaucherous shows and the like. Some of these stories seem apocryphal (drummer Rick Sherman was reportedly fired from Penelope Spheeris' movie The Decline of Western Civilization), while others are substantiated, including the one about the band recording a jam with Doors guitarist Robby Krieger. But whatever you choose to believe about the band's mythology, they rock an early hardcore sound reminiscent of the Sex Pistols. Check them out.
Sat., Jan. 15, 9 p.m., 2011