Tues, Oct 13, The Intelligence

The Hub, 9 p.m., $5

Photo By rockito

Describing the sound of the Intelligence is not a simple task. The range of obvious and less than obvious influences in its sound is vast. To sum up: It lies somewhere between psycho-surf riot grrrl with both male and female vocals, with American imitation punk rock and new wave. According to its MySpace blog, the Portland, Ore., band attended a house party in Austin, Texas, at South by Southwest this year, where they were quite pleased with the performances of Sacramento bands Mayyors and Ganglians. So, come on, if they are willing to check out our local talent in Austin, then we should show our appreciation by checking them out when they come to town. www.myspace.com/theworldisadrag.