Comparisons to North Carolina legends Flat Duo Jets are obvious, but the Brooklyn-based duo Crushed Out holds its own with original compositions that run the gamut of surf, honky-tonk, country blues, rockabilly and '50s rock 'n' roll. Crushed Out (formerly called Boom Chick) consists of Frank Hoier on guitar and vocals and Moselle Spiller on drums. They showcase their love of American music with roaring, hot-rod instrumentals that rear-end slower numbers, and then go around the bend and blast out of the rickety amplifiers once again. It's all clearly birthed in a garage somewhere in the American ethos, where the good time is courtesy of a couple of cats properly schooled in the game. $7. Dec. 15, 10 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. 704-376-3737.
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