Ty Segall, Wand
Monday September 8, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
From the venue:Once known for grimy, grungy, low-fi garage punk, Ty Segall has taken cues from collaborator Mikal Cronin and shifted to punchy, crunchy, power pop/rock. Occasional psychedelic flourishes recall the Who and T. Rex in their prime, but Segall uses his recent love of production to scatter and smother multiple guitars over the 17 tracks on his tough and propulsive new album, Manipulator. Some acoustic interludes display a more expansive songwriting palette, yet when the guitars start wailing on Tues., Sept. 9, his crisp, roaring sound should convince even old followers that Segall made a logical and smart transformation.