Sounding a bit like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Richmond's Toward Space unleashes a sonic blast of psychedelic lo-fidelity. There's roots in the chaos that still stand up and keep the band just teetering on the brink. It's rough, ragged, and cool, and sounds like it's been recorded in The Stooges' Funhouse.
Toward Space plays with Hot Mayonnaise and Jan the Actress on Monday, September 11, at Photo City Improv, 543 Atlantic Avenue. 8 p.m. $5. facebook.com/photocityimprovcomedyclub; towardspace.bandcamp.com.