The Smith Westerns owe a huge debt to Marc Bolan's grimaced whisper-singing, Bowie's ecstatic glam-rock rave-ups, and any number of Nuggets garage rockers' far-beyond-driven guitars. (OK, maybe they just really like indie rockers Destroyer, who are inspired by those things plus Dylan.) They claim their biggest influence is "girls" but, no matter how you cut it, they're using farmers' market-fresh ingredients to cook up some pretty cool sounds. Instead of regurgitating note-for-note remakes, they're adding to glam-rawk's musical canon.
Sat., April 3, 8 p.m., 2010