Seattle garage-rock duo Pony Time first popped up on my radar about a year ago when singer/guitarist Luke Beetham was featured in The Stranger’s tongue-in-cheek “Men Who Rock” feature skewering gender stereotypes in music writing. Beetham’s willingness to poke fun at both himself and rock-bro sexism impressed me, and I was equally impressed with Pony Time’s bouncy, buzzy single “Lori + Judy.” As a two-piece, Pony Time manages to use the minimalism to their advantage with short songs that play up Stacy Peck’s pulsing drum work and Beetham’s nasal, sneering vocals, like a Fred Schneider who can actually sing. The group will be in town to promote their new full-length “Go Find Your Own.” Pony Time opens for pop-punkers Chastity Belt, with Power Haunts and Cathy Santonies as the main support. (Keidra Chaney)
October 20 at Township, 2200 North California. (773)384-1865. 8pm. $5. 21+.