Vampire Hands sure made quite a big splash in the Twin Cities music scene back in the mid-to-late '00s. And while the band fractured a bit and as a result became a trio, their influence still permeates the current local sound, as the three active members went on to form Heavy Deeds, while bassist Chris Bierden pulses at the heart of Poliça's soulful sound and guitarist Chris Rose performs solo as Robust Worlds. But something about Vampire Hands' hypnotic, hazy rock sound still holds a strong appeal for their longtime fans as well as the musicians themselves, who will reunite with original member Colin Johnson for this show at the Turf Club. The blistering local quartet Voytek open the night with a bang, as their energetic garage-rock sound should get everyone good and primed for the triumphant return of local darlings Vampire Hands. With Shahs and Wave Pool.
Thu., Dec. 22, 9 p.m., 2011