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Garage Rock '09: A highly selective map to the Bay's gnarliest garage rock




Everyone loves a mystery: the Sacto band has almost zero Web presence. Also no interviews and nada on promos. According to their kinda-sorta rep, Mark of the mount saint mountain (mt.st.mtn.) label, both of Mayyors' mt.st.mtn. singles, Marines Dot Com and Megans LOLZ, were sold out in days and re-presses for show sales evaporated just as quickly. Tough, love. Yet somehow the chatter — the old-school mouth-to-mouth variety — is on, thanks to the blitzkrieg force of tunes like "Airplanes," bruising ultra-lo-fi Brainbombs allusions, and memorable performances like their set at 2008's Budget Rock. About as garage rock as the Coachwhips or the Hospitals, Mayyors sports FM Knives' Chris Woodhouse on guitar and Sexy Prison's John Pritchard on the mic. Oh, and me likee the outfit's soundtrack to Jay Howell's The Forest City Rockers Motorcycle Club animation.


The Tucson, Ariz., terrors have a way of bending an organ to their will — and word has it they're moving to the Bay Area. www.okmoniks.com


I'm in love — with the boy-gang vocals, delivered with the proper nasality and snot levels, on the Oakland band's latest LP, Misdirection (Static Impulse). Midwestern proto-punk in the Dead Boys mode and bad-boy fast-loud-hard à la the Saints, with a dab of MC5 to do ya. With Buzzer and Bare Wires. Feb. 21, 9:30 p.m., $6. Hemlock Tavern, SF. www.myspace.com/thepetsoakland


The SF duo always had the pop chops and ideas but somehow they just keep getting better. Garage rock gone noisy and classic rock-y at the same time. www.sicalps.com


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