Band: Roman Gabriel Todd Man Alone, The Invisible Teardrops, Your Pest Band
Date: Saturday, Aug. 5, with doors at 9 p.m.
Venue: The Blind Mule, 57 N. Claiborne St.,
Tickets: $5 at the door ($10 for under 21)

A new breed of cat is prowling the underground scene. Emerging local promoter Plastik Panther specializes in raw, unbridled rock shows at The Blind Mule. On Aug. 5, it presents a three-band lineup featuring talent from Alabama and the Far East.

Roman Gabriel Todd Man Alone is the latest effort from an artist who led bands from Supreme Dispassion to Roman Gabriel Todd’s Beast Rising Out of the Sea. Todd keeps his formula simple, with blasphemous lyrics laid upon a foundation of furious riffs from his mini-bass.

The Invisible Teardrops were formed by Jamie and Katie Barrier of the Pine Hill Haints. While the Haints specialize in classic backwoods sounds, The Invisible Teardrops tend to keep their music a little edgier. This group’s musical style mixes the classic pop rock sounds of the ‘60s with garage punk. Their live show should make the crowd wonder whether they should twist or pogo into the wee hours.

Your Pest Band will round out the lineup. This Japanese band has been spending the summer spreading its garage rock along America’s highways and byways. This group’s love for wild rock sounds is evident, with a swift, powerful blitz influenced by garage, punk and old-school glam. The crowd will undoubtedly want to use one of their retro-inspired ballads to catch its breath.