Lars Fredericksen and the Bastards, HorrorPops

Perma-spiked Fredericksen's best known for his role as second guitarist in California punk heavies Rancid, but tonight he hits town to preview stuff from next month's Viking, the second album he's made with his aptly handled Bastards. Expect sound and fury, with an occasional fistful of righteousness. Show up early for a set by HorrorPops, without a doubt the best Danish punkabilly outfit you'll see this week. On Hell Yeah!, HorrorPops' debut, the band blasts through tuff tunes filled with juke-joint guitar and stand-up bass, while stray-cat singer Patricia Day yowls about ghouls, girls in cages and "psychobitches out of hell." It's social distortion at its finest.
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Mikael Wood