The Strange Boys

As indie rock attempts to reinvent itself by mashing together every genre known to humankind, incorporating every instrument from the furthest reaches of the globe in search of truly new, uncharted sonic territory, there's something comforting about sassy, scratchy garage rock bands like Austin outfit the Strange Boys. The garage is the last bastion of bona fide rock and roll as we know it, and that the Strange Boys' second full-length, Be Brave, sounds like it could've been recorded fifty years ago is to the band's credit. Replete with organ, harmonica and horns, but driven by the jangly, twangy guitars of fledgling rock and roll, Be Brave evokes the spirit of the genre back when it was truly music for revolutionaries. SARA BRICKNER

Thu., March 4, 9 p.m., 2010

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