A Giant Dog has been a band for – can you believe it? – 13 years so I shouldn’t need to tell you they put on an exhilarating, impassioned, sweaty, wild, emotionally resonant show. What might be useful information, at this point, is that the punky, glammy, rock quintet’s got a pinnacle release on deck: a yet-to-be-announced concept about mythical land Avalonia. Several of the grandiose songs, teased at a backyard concert in May, are still stuck in my head. Speaking of career-best albums, Go Fever’s recent LP Velvet Fist – a dialed-in rock sequence powered by Acey Monaro’s entertainingly potent musings about life and relationships – hasn’t gone a week without touching my turntable. Garage punks Dregs open.
Fri., Nov. 5, 9pm