Capt. Slookie and the Rogue Squadron
From the boiling swamp of punk and rock that is the Fullerton-Anaheim corridor comes Capt. Slookie and his Rogue Squadron, who seem to be people from Pterodacdudes and Bad Antics doing an everything-goes sort of psych-punk sound. If anybody remembers how the legendary Hickey warped older-sibling bands like Thin Lizzy and Black Sabbath into their own mutant songs, Capt. Slookie and company do the same. They slide between zoned-out pop (“Let Me Be,” which touches Teenage Fanclub at their trashiest) and afterhours spare-room shreddery (“Instrumetal,” which delivers what it promises) and queasy Unwound-y noise (“These Antics”). Naturally, they don’t spare any hiss or echo, which makes this all nice and disorienting. Their EP is out on Burger, too, of course. A great opportunity to stay up all night and get ready to put 2013 to bed.
Sun., Dec. 29, 9:30 p.m., 2013
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