[tonight in cambridge] The Phoenix presents: Caddywhompus + Fat History Month @ TTs

If there's one thing we in Boston know a lot about -- besides Tom Brady's sweet ass -- it's this whole notion of "two best friends playing weird pop songs" and the duo "making as much noise as they possibly can." New Orleans' CADDYWOMPUS might hail from the bayou (stereotype alert!) but they might as well have been raised in Allston basements with that kind of ambition. Our damn-near unanimous Louisiana pick in this summer's 50 Bands 50 States feature hits town tonight, crashing into T.T. The Bear's Place in Cambridge with kindred spirits FAT HISTORY MONTH, whose supporters caused so much e-ruckus during the 2012 Best Music Poll we hyped up their Fucking Despair record as the most overlooked release of the past year (or something).

The pair of duos are separated on tonight's bill by experimental punk trio ARVID NOE, with SARALEE opening things up and rounding out what's being billed as an "Allston dungeon triumvirate," but we almost wish FHM and the Caddyz were playing back-to-back, and filled the creamy middle with a noisy fucked-up baton-passing freak-out mind-melt jam session.

Maybe it'll happen anyway. Here's what Patrick McDermott wrote back a few weeks ago in 50/50, then peep some sounds after the blockquoted jump:

CITY: New Orleans

Sean Hart and Chris Rehm have been friends since childhood. Together, as Caddywhompus, they make some of the most engaging experimental pop this side of Merriweather Post Pavilion. While their earliest songs are mostly catchy slices of energetic stoner-pop, their latest EP, The Weight, shows off their most evolved, elaborate avant-garde rock to date. On tracks like “The Weight” and “Age of Wild Spirits,” the duo blend bizarre arrangements, effects-pedal gloom, and lots of shredding. But for all of The Weight’s technical complexity, Caddywhompus radiate juvenile energy. They approach their high-intensity psych-jams with an open-minded, fuck-it-all attitude, and the effect is dizzying. Watch any YouTube video of the pair doing their thing live and it’s pretty clear that they’re just two best friends playing weird pop songs — and making as much noise as they possibly can.

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