Band: Ricky Hell & the Voidboys, Mr. California, Scraepers Papers, Blotchouts
Date: Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 p.m.
Venue: The Blind Mule, 57 N. Claiborne St., www.theblindmule.net
Tickets: $5 for 21+/$10 for under 21

Ricky Hell & the Voidboys is returning to Mobile to help locals release a little bit of that holiday stress. Hell is truly a connoisseur of underground sounds, which could be considered the love child of Sonic Youth and The Jesus & Mary Chain. Elements of early ‘90s alt. rock, punk, garage and even a little ‘80s new wave course virulently throughout Hell’s music.

Mr. California is joining Hell and the boys for the tour. With his heart-shaped Daisy Rock guitar and a batch of sample tracks, Mr. California is a futuristic one-man band. His tongue-in-cheek lyrics and delivery take on the air of classic Dead Milkmen.

These two out-of-towners will be in proper local company. Scraepers Papers will bring an onslaught of classically inspired punk rock laced with organ to give it that garage feel. Blotchouts’ rock ‘n’ roll insanity will complete the lineup. Be on the lookout for chaotic rhythms, lyrics and arrangements that show the listener no quarter.