Two bands on local garage rock powerhouse HoZac Records are playing a post-Pitchfork show at Crown Tap Room on Friday. Fungi Girls is made up of three high-school age boys from Texas who play poppy lo-fi. But they’re no gimmick: their songs are as catchy and noisy as those of one of their biggest influences, Psychedelic Horseshit, who called Fungi Girls “the greatest band in the country.” Also, the reason they sound so “lo-fi” in the first place is unintentional; in an interview with The Agit Reader, the band explains that since they lacked recording equipment, their first songs were all recorded with a digital camera and then converted to audio. Opening is The People’s Temple from Lansing, Michigan, who released a full-length, “Sons of Stone,” in April and performed their psychedelic rock at HoZac’s Blackout Fest back in May. Of course, like most bands whose sound involves reverb, the band cites the 13th Floor Elevators as an influence—but where most of today’s psych-revival groups sound like lesser versions of their 1960s predecessors, the People’s Temple sound like they could have played alongside them. (Rachel Lazar)
July 15 at Crown Tap Room, 2821 North Milwaukee, (773)252-9741.