These California psych-metal dudes were supposed to blow up Deftones-style earlier this decade—see 2005’s Terry Date-produced Catch Without Arms—but that didn’t really happen. Instead, Dredg went arty. They say their new one was inspired by a Salman Rushdie essay; it’s called The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion. With RX Bandits and Zechs Marquise.

Fri., July 31, 8 p.m., 2009

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