The Hot Snakes are a punk band and hardcore band and garage band all at once—if you never smelled something burning at a Hot Snakes show, well, you just weren’t at the right Hot Snakes show—and that means they’re ferociously musically literate in an era where dudes who write about them can’t even spell “Creedence” right. (Which does wonders for your creedability.) After a 2010 reunion that saw much rejoicing and rending of garments, Hot Snakes settled into a Santa Claus schedule where once (or twice) a year they come blasting through the roof for all the kids who still believe. If you ever wanted everything happening all at once and on fire too, this matinee will ruin you for the rest of the day—give thanks!
Sun., Dec. 2, 3 p.m., 2012