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Friday To-Do: The Dangerous Idiots / Dragoon

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The Dangerous Idiots.

THE DANGEROUS IDIOTS / DRAGOON
10 p.m., White Water Tavern. $5.

Towncraft-era Little Rockers, take note. Alumni from two heavyweights from those days — Trusty (local punk royalty) and Techno-Squid Eats Parliament (cheeky pop-rockers) — have new, or at least new-ish, projects. Debuting live on Friday, the Dangerous Idiots brings together TSEP veterans Aaron Sarlo (lead vocals, guitar) and Shayne Gray (drums) with Trusty's Paul Bowling (bass and vocals), who more recently played in Il Libretina. If all their songs are as good as “Less for You,” a strange and sinister pop burner they had up on MySpace earlier in the week, this is going to be a band people talk about. From Memphis, Dragoon features Little Rock's Bobby Matthews, late of Trusty, and Stanley Gallimore and Tripp Lamkins, late of the Grifters, the Memphis-based lo-fi heroes of the early '90s. The trio feeds off dissonance and weird time signatures, but without forsaking melody and the blues scale. Matthews' sweet, but off-kilter vocals often help anchor the madness. It's affecting stuff. Look for the old heads bobbing along, happily.

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