Mother and Father

The Australian trio Mother and Father makes no secret of its Nirvana worship. It’s embedded in the DNA of every song on the band’s brashly tuneful debut Nothin’. There’s a bit more punk to their curt anthems, and front man Greg Kerslake’s ragged vocals recall the Replacements. Mother and Father succeed by keeping things simple, introducing an immediate hook, smothering it in fuzzy volume, and wailing away at it for just a few minutes at a time. Getting back to the Nirvana influence, the band’s debut U.S. tour will provide a chance to play Seattle as well as record a second album and 7-inch with grunge icon Jack Endino himself. With Sleep Capsule, Mopper. DOUG WALLEN

Fri., June 4, 9:30 p.m., 2010

 
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