Two hard-hitting bands armed with distinct styles unleash a ferocious combo at Slim's this weekend. Swedish retro-psych heroes Graveyard
pick up where the band's stellar 2011 breakout, Hisingen Blues
, left off on their latest Nuclear Blast salvo, Lights Out
. While expanding their palette to embrace horn-fueled freakout (on "The Suits, The Law & The Uniforms") and the smoldering, Fender Rhodes-laced coda of "20/20 (Tunnel Vision)," the band still deals out ample Zeppelin- and Cream-inspired boogie rawk. SoCal support trio The Shrine
looks back at '70s sounds through a Black Flag prism, bringing a hardcore fury to the boozy skater anthems of their Tee Pee debut, Primitive Blast
, and owing a debt to late, lamented Oakland wrecking crew Annihilation Time.
Sat., Feb. 16, 9 p.m., 2013