Sat., Jan. 19, Crude Studs
Davis Bike Collective, 8 p.m., $5
There is rage, and then there is uncomfortable rage. Local group Crude Studs falls into the latter category. Its take on Black Flag-era hardcore isn't just a primal scream of emotions, it's a whirlwind of nervous, spastic anger. It's a dissonant outburst of madness. Lead singer Sophia Flores howls and rants with unhinged mania. She's like a cross between Siouxsie Sioux and David Byrne. Crude Studs' music consists of chaotic bursts of distorted chords. It's unrelenting and angry. It may not ease your woes or make you tap your feet, but it will get under your skin and remind you that you are alive. 1221 1/2 Fourth Street in Davis, www.facebook.com/crudestuds.