Quick, how many current bands do you know from Alabama? Not that many, right? Maybe one of the reasons I like Thomas Function so much is their exotic locale, but I think they’ve got the scuzzy garage punk down almost better than anyone else today. If you listen, their songwriting and structure is pretty clever, and they manage to come off sounding downright infectious, despite the layer of good old Southern grime.
PC Worship and Knight School will also play. PC Worship is from New York, and have a wonderfully weird array of tunes. Sometimes they sound like free jazz, sometimes they sound like acid rock. In a lot of ways, they remind me of early Andy-era experimental Velvet Underground. I’ve never seen them live, but I’d guess they’re pretty cool. I saw Knight School ages ago and thought they were pretty generic garage rock, but it’s been awhile, so they might be a completely different band.