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King Tuff, Ex Hex, Eureka California


Ty Segall’s Manipulator was rightly heralded as the glam-rock record of 2014, but King Tuff’s Black Moon Spell was right on its heels, a vaguely sinister collection of full-blast midnight anthems. Tuff, aka Kyle Thomas, has a knack for pop song construction and a predilection for greased-up riffage, and the record had both in spades. Thursday’s bill also features Ex Hex, the Mary Timony-led rock and roll trio that released another of last year’s finest albums, the hard-hitting Rips. Thursday’s show will be a barn-burner from the get-go; locals Eureka California are accustomed to playing tiny club stages and basement nooks, where “turning up” refers to both volume and attitude. 

9 p.m. $13. 40watt.com