Sort of a snottier, more desperate-sounding two-person Jesus and Mary Chain, San Diego's Crocodiles are either empathizing with evil on "I Wanna Kill," or using the slang of every performer who hopes to wow an audience—either way, expressing a sentiment too self-indulgent for this adult to sing along with except against his better judgment. But singer Brandon Welchez and guitarist Charles Rowell sound like God's own garage, even with programmed synthesizers and a drum machine, which sound somehow crappier and scrappier than their organic equivalents would, on this year's ingloriously noisy Summer of Hate, and they put on a show worthy of their record label, Fat Possum. With the Horrors and Ouija Radio. 21+.
Sat., Oct. 10, 8 p.m., 2009