Ken Leighton 6 p.m., Oct. 18
Genre: Noise | Xprmntl
Sound description: Experimental noise and visual excitement.
Inception: San Diego, 2008
Influences: Polvo, Flipper, Butthole Surfers, the Cows, Sonic Youth, Unwound, Big Black, Bikini Kill, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, Black Flag, Bad Brains, the Germs, the Smiths, Hammerhead
Gurtrudestein emerged in full flight from a proverbial cavernous, monstrous, cacophonous, atonal, and dissonant womb-cave-tomb midway through 2008. They're taking Southern California on a mad, mad, mad, mysteriously maniacal sonic adventure with their visually enhanced live performances.