by Adam Gold
When it comes to guilt by association, there are certainly worse subgenres a band can find themselves lumped into than garage rock. Just ask Dallas/Austin-based band Strange Boys. Sure, these boys have shared bills with contemporaries like Night Beats and Ty Segall, but their brand of frill-free classic-gone-indie rock for hidden-highway road trips on sunny days (just think along the lines of Pavement’s “Range Life”) sounds more like it was composed on a front porch than in a mold-and-mildew-pungent garage.
Strange Boys interpret wistful-ragged-and-rootsy, easy-going country rock in the vein of Brinsley Schwarz and The Flying Burrito Brothers through a lo-fi, DIY lens of wonderfully spirited loose performances and tawdry production (à la Deer Tick and early Dr. Dog). Six-string savant and A-list indie-rock sideman William Tyler — whose 2010 instrumental post-folk solo LP Behold the Spirit garnered international acclaim — will open with some strange and spirited sounds of his own. Denney and the Jets and Ranch Ghost open. Starts at 9 p.m., cover is $7.