Eight Gigs: The Garden
Sun., Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Third Space Art Collective, $10-$13
The Garden are a pretty strange entry into the normally fuzzed-out, bubblegum, garage-rock Burger Records catalog. There certainly is a punk-rock fervor. But the two-piece, which is made up of identical twins, brings something much darker and weirder to the music than just about anything happening on Burger or the world of punk rock. The sometime-dress-wearing brothers pull apart punk at its roots and reassemble it in a way that mixes dark electronics, '80s hip-hop shout-along hooks and eerie melodies, playing sometimes as a drum-bass duo, and other times just sing-along to electronic backing tracks. 946 Olive Drive in Davis, www.thegardentwins.com.