Pony Hand is a driving, dirty, psych-garage band. Its infectious riffs and vocals waft above the melody before sinking in and leading the music with an urgent charge. Karrah Teague's voice is sexy and full of rage, while Brandon Henahan's guitar burns like The Stooges' 1973 album "Raw Power." The drums are filled out by Giana Caliolo, who smashes with frenetic dynamics and a left foot always on the verge of pushing the hi-hat right off the stage. On songs "Horse Money" and "New Pony" the band summons hollow basements and warm beer of past, all while maintaining a unique place in classic punk. Its a sound that's aggressive, but above all, fun.
Pony Hand plays with Little Big League, Trophy Lungs, and The Branch Davidians on Wednesday, May 21, at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $8-$10. Bugjar.com.