Vancouver punk quartet White Lung released its third LP, Deep Fantasy, last month to what the smart money says will be universal acclaim: It's a 23-minute wallop of stridently in-your-face riot-grrrl paranoia, superficially led by Mish Way's declamatory yawp but actually propelled by a tireless undercurrent of threatening screech and caustic rumble. The whole thing comes together in an irresistibly abrasive but surprisingly tuneful mix, a Molotov cocktail ignited by the shreds of every T-shirt you ever bought at Hot Topic.
Getting in the fray are Wax Idols, an Oakland-based combo that manifests the continuation of White Lung's ferocity by comparatively brooding post-punk means -- and whose frontwoman, Hether Fortune, recently became the fourth member of that group -- and RedRedRed, nom de guerre of San Francisco noir-wave analog manipulator Michael Wood.
White Lung, Wax Idols, and RedRedRed perform tonight, Tuesday, July 22, at Rickshaw Stop. 8 p.m., $10-$12.