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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday To-Do: Ty Segall, White Fence

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Tim Presley, left, and Ty Segall play White Water Tavern Wednesday.
  • Tim Presley, left, and Ty Segall play White Water Tavern Wednesday.

TY SEGALL, WHITE FENCE
9 p.m. White Water Tavern. $10.

These two dudes are primo practitioners of contemporary garage-pop, though on opposite poles on the fuzz-continuum. Ty Segall is pure blonde buff-ness, all bludgeoning fun in the weird California sun. White Fence — the solo handle of one Tim Presley — is more like that squirrelly nervous guy who spends a bit too much time in-of-doors, tinkering on a four-track machine and biting his nails while crafting perfect little psychedelic petits fours.

They got together for an excellent collaborative album, "Hair," released back in April via the good ship Drag City. It's a major rager all right, a sweet-n-sour blend of Presley's spindly jangle and Segall's fuzz-ified overdrive. There's a total guitar meltdown on the track "Scissor People" that's awesome and then before you know it, the whole thing takes a jarring turn into some weird cut-up territory. The rest of the album is great, too. "Time" is an easy-rydin' anthem with some soulful jamming that evokes Crazy Horse, but man, "Scissor People" is a compellingly weird lil' gem. Segall was last at the White Water back in 2010 and put on a furious set of originals and a couple bravura covers. This here'll be a good'n.

Opening act is Useless Eaters, outta Tennessee ("Tennesseein' is Tennebelievin' "). The band makes twitchy power-pop for the unhealthy set, maybe like if Crime had been inclined to try out melodies every once in a while.

After the jump, a video of Ty Segall and White Fence playing "Scissor People."

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