Band: Amazing Energy, Chives, Solid Freex
Date: Friday, July 6, 8 p.m.
Venue: The Blind Mule, 57 N. Claiborne St.,
Tickets: $7 at the door

The fireworks may come to an end at the conclusion of Independence Day celebrations, but The Blind Mule will kick off the following weekend with an explosive evening of underground rock, starting with a healthy dose of Amazing Energy. This Azalea City band is a musical experiment in madness gone beautifully awry. Amazing Energy’s volatile formula walks a very thin line between noise rock and pop punk, with intricate overtones of jazz and ambient. While this combination might seem impossible to some, the group does an impressive job of genre-wrangling.

Indianapolis band Chives will add to the evening’s experimental vibe. This band will bring a psychedelic (and sometimes psychotic) minimalist fusion of electronic and rock set to infectious rhythms.

Solid Freex, representing Wisconsin, has taken punk rock back its roots with a vehement, adrenalized sound that shows no mercy.