Everything old is new again – and loud again, too – on this double bill, thanks to two bands with their own overcranked take on the heavy hitters of '60s and '70s rock. Crash Kings are an L.A. band that replaced lead guitar with lead Clavinet – you know, the thing responsible for the particularly funky riff in Stevie Wonder's “Superstition” – and some truly exuberant stage presence, resulting in their own rabid version of Zeppelin-esque smashery. (Check “Hot Fire” for a persuasive example.) And A Million Billion Dying Suns – so named because how much heavier can you get? – are a ruthlessly psychedelic power trio, led by an effortless guitar shredder who's fluent in Hendrix. Besides an arsenal of crushing originals, they've got a showstopping cover of “Strawberry Letter 23” that sounds like Spacemen 3, Loop and Tame Impala all at once.
Tue., June 17, 8 p.m., 2014
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