Gay Beast is the fiercest animal-themed band. They're not Ponys or Panthers or even a Band of Horsesthey're straight-up beasts. They don't pussyfoot around with the music, either; they've got wacky song titles like "2 Borgs for Every Borg" and time signatures stuck in warp drive. In general, the boys sound like they've been sucking on live wires regularly since forming in 2005. Gay Beast's three members play post-punk-tinged noise rock in the vein of Lightning Bolt, but with better vocals, and have biting guitars that would make Gang of Four weak in the knees. If this beast is anything like its music, I'm guessing it has several rows of teeth. Beware. With the Blind Shake, Kitten Forever.
Fri., June 25, 10 p.m., 2010