After more than three decades of being lauded for their on-again, off-again noisy proto-grunge, the Meat Puppets, led by brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood, still sound a bit down, as though they’ve just gotten bad news. They whine, moan, and pine on their latest (Lollipop, released earlier this year) just as they have since “Lake of Fire” in the early ’80s. Then again, even though it’s not as innovative as the music they wrote 25 years ago, who really wants to hear how these guys would play if they were satisfied? With Dex Romweber Duo.
Fri., Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m., 2011