A musician friend recently e-mailed saying, 'Man, this whole retro lo-fi thing is a scene now.' He's right, ya know. Post-punk sleeps with the fishes, Devendra is a hairy lame-ass, and noise/drone crawled back to some suburban Detroit basement. These days all the young dudes and sassy chicks, from tourmates Times New Viking to Sic Alps to No Age, revive early '90s noise pop. And the noisiest of them all is Columbus, Ohio's Psychedelic Horseshit. Like their pals in TNV, P-Shit lathers quasi-pub rock in ghetto blaster fuzz, reverberating whine and toy instrument screeeee. Hell, sometimes they ditch the pub altogether and leave everything else. We're talking ADD-addled pop for sure. That said, Psychedelic Horseshit possesses a better grasp of DIY history than Times New Viking, whose hooks aren't nearly as sweet. In fact, these guys are true Anglophiles, channeling righteous Brit nerds like Desperate Bicycles, the Homosexuals and Mike Rep & the Quotas. Oh wait, they're from Columbus, too. With Times New Viking, Annuals, Fabulous Diamonds. Neumo's, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467. 8 p.m. $10.
Tue., June 10, 8 p.m., 2008