Two-man band Hobosexual sounds like a hybrid between '80s hair metal, dirty blues and Southern rock. As in, John Lee Hooker crossed with Warrant's "Cherry Pie" crossed with "Gimme Three Steps." The gritty, lo-fi guitar + drums formula invites serious early Black Keys comparisons, but Hobosexual gets a little more metal than that. The band, guitarist Ben Harwood and drummer Jeff Silva, has one album out so far, and it's rife with gross references to pedophiles giving away candy in vans, living in dumpsters and other themes of impoverished transience. From the band's ridiculous handle, which toes the line between gleefully irreverent and offensive, it's clear that the duo takes nothing about their band very seriously except for the music itself. With What What Now, Greenriver Thrillers. SARA BRICKNER

Fri., July 9, 10 p.m., 2010

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