Armed with a snarling fuzz guitar and lo-fi vocals, Night Beats will likely remind you of your favorite Nuggets compilation album. Originating from Seattle, Washington, Night Beats craft a raw, psychedelic sound that harnesses the best instrumental influences from the 1960s into an explosive body of work. “The Other Side,” one of their longer tracks, is an odyssey of 13th Floor Elevators-inspired guitar chords and experimental madness; “Puppet on a String” evokes early-Seeds era vocals behind bluesy guitar riffs. Although they're not the only band in town that turns out the '60s flavor (you have your Ty Segalls, Strange Boys, Oh Sees, and King Khan) Night Beats is so near-authentic you'd think they showed up to their gigs in a time machine. Watch them kick out the jams at an intimate performance at Burger records, official headquarters for the lo-fi hit parade of bands taking Orange County (and the world!) by storm, days after shredding it onstage at the Observatory for Friday night Burgerama.
Mon., March 25, 7 p.m., 2013
Aimee Murillo is calendar editor and frequently covers the Orange County DIY music scene, film, arts, Latino culture and currently pens the long-running column Trendzilla. Born, raised, and based in Santa Ana, she loves bad movies, punk shows, raising her plants, eating tacos, Selena, and puns.