Ty Segall

Emotional Mugger (Drag City)

Levitating Platters

Millennial garage-psych wunderkind Ty Segall may yet usurp Jack White as the savior of rock. The California polymath boasts a similarly furious productivity and consistency across multiple projects. His eighth studio LP under his own name introduces new band the Muggers, featuring longtime collaborator Mikal Cronin, wandering into prog turf amidst the usual fuzz blasts. Time signatures change gears with neck-snapping regularity, underpinned by Cronin's Krautrock bass, and a Devo-esque "concept" involves Segall as a masked, Booji Boy-ish character named Sloppo. With glamtacular anthems "Candy Sam" and "Californian Hills," Emotional Mugger trumps. (Sun., 7:30pm, Reverberation stage)

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