When: Fri., Nov. 1 2013
indie rock, 9 p.m.
When it comes to Elim Bolt, we’ve come to expect dreamy Americana and neo-classical rock ‘n’ roll with an indie twist. So consider us downright surprised when we first heard the Charleston indie rock band’s new EP, Dingy, Slimy, Scummy. For one, the EP is a fairly radical garage-rock departure from their previous effort, 2012’s Naked South, and two, because each of the collections three tracks are so appropriately titled. “Dingy” is a nasty little number that sounds like the flower punk of Atlanta’s Black Lips, “Slimy” is like the bizarre love child of Mollusk-era Ween and the Pixies, and “Scummy” sounds like Nirvana doing a cover of a Sonic Youth’s cover of Bad Finger’s “Baby Blue.” OK, that last one may be a little off, but needless to say, this is one grimy collection and a bold new evolution for Elim Bolt. Hats off to Johnnie Matthews and company. —Chris Haire FRIDAY