When: Fri., Nov. 18, 9 p.m. 2016
Apart from their obvious knack for making badass word plays, the Lochness Mobsters are picking up steam in the psychedelic arena with their killer style of southern surf rock. Deep-fried in a greasy vat of scuzz and reverb, the wicked Mobsters crawled out of the Louisiana coastline like the scaly amphibian in the black-and-white flick, Creature from the Black Lagoon. Conjuring the cornerstones of modern garage rock – think Thee Oh Sees, King Tuff, Ty Segall, etc. – the slimy rockers experiment with aggressive guitar riffs and neurotic injections of percussion. What results are howling tracks like “Mud Rug” and “Flyin Hawaiian” that sound like the lost recording sessions between Dennis Wilson with Charles Manson. Plunge into the watery depths and hang ten with the Lochness Mobsters if you dare.