Led by scene lifer Conan Neutron, a singer-songwriter and guitarist known for fronting the Bay Area noise-rock band Replicator, as well as his ongoing “Protonic Reversal” podcast, where he interviews a laundry list of fellow indie rockers, Conan Neutron and the Secret Friends features a rotating lineup of supporting players that has included members of Melvins and Trophy Wives. In Athens, the Wisconsin-based group will invite Motherfucker guitarist Erica Strout to augment its propulsive post-punk sound. Saturday’s Little Kings show also features the salsa-oriented Misfits cover band Los Meesfits, as well as the new local space-rock four-piece Hypersleep.
CONAN NEUTRON & THE SECRET FRIENDS Wisconsin-based post-punk group featuring members of Replicator, Melvins and Trophy Wives. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.
LOS MEESFITS Local group playing Misfits covers done Cuban salsa style.
HYPERSLEEP Heavy local space-rock four-piece.