Ydestroyde, a totally unhinged electro punk band from Osaka, Japan, plays tonight at Small Engine Rez (1413 Fourth Street SW) with Free Pop and Streights. The all-ages show is $3 and starts at 8 p.m. Ten percent of the band’s merch sales will be donated to Tohoku, a devastated region of Japan.
Few things (the Hope Diamond, a Picasso, cans of sardines) are better than a stray 7-inch record finding its way into your possession. The other day, Free Pop’s black, marbleized EP, “In Cool Time,” materialized on the Fisher Price record player that lives in the Alibi offices. The recording is strange with vibrato, ambient sound, heavy ukulele, tender ballads and some high-pitched singing reminiscent of creepy, mid-century children’s music. Behind this weird excellence are locals Matt Galindo, Zak Modell and Malinda Tryba. Track down Free Pop at the group’s next show and get this record. (JCC)