Sunday, July 31: Ty Segall

The Brotherhood Lounge

By Jason Baxter on July 27, 2011

You know those grating California tourism ads with all the celebrity cameos? You will never hear Ty Segall's "California Commercial," from his latest stellar full-length, Goodbye Bread, featured in one of those, despite the implications of its title. "Come to California / Stay inside your house / Stay inside your head" he sings, cheekily deriding sun-dazed do-nothing slackerdom over bam-bam-bam-bam-bam bursts of staccato guitar and drums. In place of a chorus, there's a squiggly guitar lick that carries the song to its abrupt finish line. At just over a minute, it's the shortest, tersest ditty on Bread, which, for the most part, is a steadier, more ramblin' and psych-fried effort from Segall, one of the West Coast's finest rock 'n' roll songwriters and a damn good guitarist. Ty Segall shows no signs of slowing down, so it's best you keep up.

[The Brotherhood Lounge, with Audacity, November Witch, 9 p.m., $5, 119 Capitol Way N., Olympia, 360.352.4153]