English alt-rock trio Muse has got some of the more powerful sides on the airwaves these days. Muse will inspire Viejas Arena with last year’s commercial breakthrough, The Resistance.... Chicago bluesman Tab Benoit will bring that fat strat to Anthology.... Belly Up pulls jammy String Cheesers EOTO.... L.A. punk-pop perennials Paul Collins’ Beat (née the Beat) delivers The King of Power Pop to Soda Bar. Baja Bugs and Jungle Fever also on the bill. (It’s been one sexy week at the Soda).... And English garage-rockers the Jim Jones Revue programs Casbah with its latest collection of overblown 12-bar blues, Burning Your House Down. Don’t drink the Kool-Aid, brah.
— Barnaby Monk