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Wooden Shjips, Birds of Avalon 

When: Sat., Nov. 12, 10 p.m. 2011
Price: $10

San Francisco Kraut-garagers Wooden Shjips have always had a past-conjuring sound, mostly doing their best to borrow from the Stooges and Suicide. But the band's latest album, West, is especially classic-rock-obsessed. The quartet still works from a base of chugging stoner grooves, but their new songs have a more melodic, verse-chorus-bridge shape. "Home" actually evokes Neil Young's "Hey Hey My My," the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun" and Television's "See No Evil." I still prefer their more pure repeti-grooves—and no doubt they can still churn out endless cycles live—but it's hard to deny Wooden Shjips do the classic rock thing pretty well, too. Also, Birds of Avalon. —Marc Masters

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