Eight Gigs: XDS
Sun., May 28, 8 p.m., Red Museum, $7
Rather than tell you everything they’re not, XDS, short for Experimental Dental School, wants you to know that they are everything. “Nerdy dirty jazz punk,” their band bio says. “Psychedelic world music,” it goes on. It isn’t really about the style the duo plays. They build an engulfing wall of noise that confuses your insides with unsettling blasts of assaulting noise. Their pop radio singalong silliness might exude from a kid lip syncing to their favorite pop songs on the radio when nobody’s watching. It’s all of that and more. 212 15th Street, www.xdsmusic.com.