Hand Cream


What kind of band names themselves after a male masturbation aid? Hailing from Montreal, two girl adorables Meghan Merrigan and Crystal McNorton, joined forces with one shirtless dude drummer (currently Christian Simmons) to shred all over riotously loud punk anthems with dork-lit titles (“Potion Control,” “Fingercult”). Opening for other loud, dorky punks like No Bunny and Vivian Girls (when Hand Cream was known as Drunk Dial), they’ve honed a sloppy scorching guitar sound that seems like things could fall apart at any moment.

Sun., Aug. 28, 8 p.m., 2011