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The Meat Puppets, the Dexateens, and Pezz 

When: Fri., Dec. 4, 9 p.m. 2009
Back in the pre-Internet ¹80s, indie rock bands were united not by a sound or style but by independence ‹ by being a product of localized, self-sufficient scenes. And the bands generally sounded that way: Sonic Youth was Lower East Side art and grime. The Replacements and Hüsker Dü were unpretentious Minnesota basement party. The Minutemen were precocious dreamers from working-class San Pedro. And Phoenix¹s Meat Puppets were dusty psychedelia, blending ZZ Top boogie and Neil Young whine into a purely personal sound. The band¹s early peak, 1984¹s Meat Puppets II, turned into a plateau that lasted the rest of the decade. Personal problems sidelined the band for much of the past 15 years, but brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood put things back in place for 2007¹s Rise to Your Knees, test-driving a potential comeback that picked up steam with this year¹s better Sewn Together. The Meat Puppets play the Hi-Tone Café Friday, December 4th, with an interesting pair of openers: Alabama¹s rootsy rocking Dexateens and Memphis punk veterans Pezz. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $10. — Chris Herrington
— Chris Herrington

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