This column appeared in print as "Concentrated Chaos."
Orange County punk is in good shape, thanks in part to psych-punk five-piece The Shrills. In between raucous percussion and '60s garage-soaked guitar are the crazed, desperate vocals of Dan Simmons, which altogether make their band name credible on all counts. Mixing in elements of doo wop, '60s psych rock, The Shrills artfully craft a head-busting sound that will make you dance with frantic abandon, if not run out of the venue in complete terror. Their follow-up album to 2010's Pink Hotel, Meltdown, continues their psychotic punk fury; you'd be sorry to miss out on their show tonight at Detroit Bar with Cotillon, The Abigails and Matt McCluer.
Sat., May 11, 8 p.m., 2013