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Totimoshi, Demonaut 

When: Tue., Aug. 23, 9 p.m. 2011
Price: $6-$8

The San Francisco trio Totimoshi has made a half-dozen records, and, taken together, none of them makes very much sense. In the early days, Totimoshi was a slave to sludge metal, doing the half-time Sabbath & Co. dance through gnarled riffs and barked vocals. For 2008's Milagrosa, though, they linked with Helmet's Page Hamilton as a producer essentially to take a musical trip to Chicago, where the band recombined their best version of Steve Albini's misanthropic bark over rock music that suggested, at once, Weezer, Silkworm and Nirvana. Confusing transition, right? On the forthcoming Avenger, they mostly return to the early proto-metal stomp, but there's a radio-ready lift that wasn't really there before. Sometimes, it even manages to work. With Demonaut and Knives. —Grayson Currin


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