Meat Puppets are one of the stickiest bands to ever ooze out of the underground. The SST-launched band has been furiously experimenting for more than 30 years with immersive blends of punk, folk, psych and blues over a thrilling rock base that gives the listener a feast to chew on, kinda like that weird Willy Wonka three-course-dinner chewing gum. Developing their own guitar technique that is wild to observe live, Meat Puppets are still an awe-inspiring act, performing classics from their vast and critically acclaimed canon that includes near-perfect spins from the ’80s like Up on the Sun
, all of which monstrously overshadow modern releases that mostly cannot rival the band’s longstanding ingenuity. Get up close if your ears can take it; this one’s gonna get loud and weird, and it’s a bonus warp we get to see this show in a small club.
Meat Puppets with Tight Genes | 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | willspub.org