Be prepared for the best of the weird when Mark Sultan performs with Burnt Ones and Primitive Hearts on Saturday, May 5, at Hemlock Tavern. 9:30 p.m., $10.
Let's observe a moment of silence for the King Khan & BBQ Show. For seven years, Arish "King" Khan and Mark Sultan (aka BBQ) made up one of the funniest, strangest, and filthiest musical duos in recent memory. The group's soiled presence added panache to its unhinged, fuzz-heavy '60s garage rock and tongue-in-cheek lyrics about bodily fluids and young love. After two chaotic concerts in Australia in summer 2010, the pair had, in Khan's words, "a huge screaming match," and ended the greatest team-up since Scooby-Doo and the Harlem Globetrotters. Nowadays, Sultan practices a similar sonic shtick on his own, performing as a one-man band and laying down one damaged rock song after another. Thankfully, Khan's absence hasn't affected Sultan's sick sense of humor, or his interest in public indecency.