The Fresh and Onlys

For a band not even two years old, the Fresh & Onlys have had a phenomenally fruitful year, touring on their own behind a fistful of LPs, EPs and singles, in support of Stephen Malkmus and as the occasional backing band for resurrected underground psych-folk artist Rodriguez. Purveying a unique brand of surrealist, acid-soaked garage rock that’s equal parts light and dark, leader Tim Cohen adroitly draws the line between avant innovation and retrospective reinvention. Tonight, they’re logically paired with like-minded locals Idle Times, who essentially sound like what might happen if Flaming Lips leader Wayne Coyne and former Guided by Voices frontman Robert Pollard decided to forge a more perfect, lo-fi and lysergic union. With Dan Melchior und Das Menace. Photo courtesy Brian Pritchard. HANNAH LEVIN

Sun., Oct. 18, 9:30 p.m., 2009

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