Band: Sick Puppies
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 22, with doors at 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St.,
Tickets: $10 (21+ free), available at the door and via venue website

Every once in awhile, Australia gives the rest of the world a taste of its obscure rock scene. From AC/DC to INXS, this continent has proven it has no shortage of thunderous rock sounds. Sick Puppies used their sophomore effort “Dressed Up as Life” — with its driving rock anthem “All the Same” — to gather a listening audience in the United States. The band followed “Dressed Up as Life” with the album “Tri-Polar,” which reached gold status in the U.S. and their home country.

Sick Puppies will bring the music of “Fury” to their Azalea City fans. This fifth addition to their catalog continues the band’s mainstream rock legacy with 11 intense tracks. Sick Puppies maintain their trademark rock formula and energize it with modern production. The group keeps the adrenaline high with tracks such as “Earth to You” and “Black & Blue.” These tracks are contrasted by singalong anthems such as “Where Do I Begin.”