What NYC’s Single Red Cent bring to bear is a raucously unkempt garage punk. The mealy chicken-wire guitars, the messily dissatisfied lead vocals, the sense that this trio had to cut their demo in a condemned tenement seconds before a wrecking ball came crashing through: It’s all there. The songs on the group’s demo bear names like “Scared,” “Dilettante,” and “Get Out” and give the listener a pretty good feel for where these guys’ heads are at. It’s the stuff of promise, of potential, or at least the potential to blow away one’s demos in a live setting. With Heroes of Toolik, Men in My Head, and Rosewater Thieves.
Thu., March 15, 7:30 p.m., 2012