Meat Market

Garage punk four-piece Meat Market swings through San Francisco on Friday night, marking the second stop in a week-long tour of California alongside cohorts FIDLAR and Pangea.

Originally formed in Santa Cruz while the band members attended college, the group pools a diverse set of musical interests, ranging from punk and garage to blues and old-school surf, into its sound. The result is a deftly combined mix of gritty garage rock tunes and sun-bleached melodies that calls to mind groups such as Black Lips and The Growlers.

Buzz from the band’s self-titled, Sugar Mountain-recorded album in early 2012 led to big plans for the upcoming year, including a new EP released by LA-based Under the Gun Records (home to Bay Area bands like Glitter Wizard and Grandma’s Boyfriend) and a stop at SXSW in March.

FIDLAR, Pangea, Meat Market
Bottom of the Hill
January 18, 2012
9pm, $10