What's that hackneyed quip about a third time? Well, it applies here. The Meat Puppets have broken up twice in the band's 30-plus years. Formed in 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona, the band remained quasi-underground on SST Records until it was asked to join Nirvana on stage for its legendary "MTV Unplugged" performance in 1993. Its latest album is the 2013 release "Rat Farm." The World Takes and The Cringe open.
Meat Puppets performs Saturday, April 6, 7 p.m. at the Club @ Water Street, 204 N. Water St. $13-$16. waterstreetmusic.com.