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Wednesday, Jun 5 2013

Foster's sucks, the muffins are overrated, and face it – koalas are duller than they are cute. But on the list of genuinely good things Australia has given the world, leave space for Total Control, an anarchic young punk band deservedly winning acclaim from listeners not based in the Southern Hempishere. The band's 2011 album Henge Beat offers moments of synth-imbued, Suicide-like attack, extended instrumental breaks a la Mission of Burma, and plenty of rabid, deadpan rock 'n' roll. Total Control makes its way to San Francisco this week for a rare show with two hometown favorites: Psych-rock titans Thee Oh Sees and rising sludge-mongers Fuzz. Hosted by the newly reopened SF Eagle, expect this one to be sweaty, crowded, and excellent. Aussies everywhere should be proud.

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