Lozen – the namesake of the Tacoma power-sludge, guitar-drums duo of Hozoji Matheson-Margullis and Justine Valdez – was a 19th century Apache leader and medicine woman who rode with Geronimo and was one of the most respected and feared warriors of the American West. If you found yourself on the wrong side of her on the battlefield, it was very likely your ass. Similarly, you should harbor no illusions about the two lovely ladies of Lozen the band: Their deliciously ugly, noisy, snarling assault – like the best of the early Olympia riot grrrl years meets the best of the Amphetamine Reptile catalog – will tear a hole in the sky and rain the fire of a thousand suns upon your head. Hard to think of a better way to go. With My Goodness, High Class Wreckage, Brickbats. MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG

Sat., Jan. 8, 9 p.m., 2011

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