Trashy garage-punk doesn't get better than the Armitage Shanks. The U.K. quintet has two decades of recording/touring experience under its belt -- everything from doing shows with Billy Childish/Thee Headcoats to doing an LP of '70s punk covers. The band's releasing a new EP via Chicago's Criminal IQ Records and in conjunction is doing a rare tour of the States which culminates at Memphis' Goner Fest. That short U.S. trek stops at the Crack Fox tonight. Dave Marquis (of the Dammit Boys) is playing with Armitage Shanks and as part of one of the opening bands, a reunited Hippie Repellent. The Nevermores -- who Marquis says are working on a new album that's being recorded by Gary Copeland (ex-LoFreq) -- are also opening. Doors at 9 p.m. Five bucks gets you in.
Live in 2008/2009 -- a bit NSFW language, fyi.