Local rock and roll group Hot Fudge celebrates the release of its long-awaited debut album, #1 Tape, on cassette (duh) with a show Friday at the Caledonia. Led by guitar master Kris Deason, who spent time in defunct noise-psych group Dark Meat, and also sharing at least one member with local improv giants Garbage Island, Hot Fudge's music culls from much of the same source material as those colleagues: art-damaged post-punk, '70s classic rock, heavy prog a la Flower Travellin' Band. But there's a balloonlike power-pop center to the group's psychedelic squall, as heard on tunes like "To Be One Ask One," that lifts #1 Tape out of the gutter and towards the sun.
10 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.caledonialounge.com