Gangrene Machine w/ Dumb Doctors, Ka-Tet

When: Tue., Sept. 9 2014

rock, funk, 9 p.m.

A blast knocks you out cold, and you wake up in a smoke-filled room where The Damned and The Reatards are taking music lessons from Black Sabbath. You can’t escape, and you don’t want to. This is what Charleston’s own Dumb Doctors have created on their latest release, Summer Trash/How Do You Know the Psychic? Dumb Docs frontman Scott Dence prefers music recorded to tape, so it was only fitting they do the same for their latest fuzzy effort. “I recorded the ‘Summer Trash’ single on a Tascam 424 MKII,” Dence says. “I love the way tape sounds and how warm and real it is.” The band has kept busy with three EPs this year alone, and Dence hopes for a full-length album by the end of 2014. “We recorded with Ryan Zimmerman a couple of times, and the raw stuff sounds good, but we’re kind of a different band now than we were two months ago,” Dence says. “So we’re going to keep recording and see if we can piece it together.” Until then, Dumb Doctors fans will have to blast the new “Summer Trash” single on repeat. But what or who exactly is the summer trash? According to Dence, “I am the summer trash! You are the summer trash! We all are the summer trash!” —J. Chapa TUESDAY

Price: $5

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