A fierce disciple of the Ramones and rockabilly, Nobunny's weirdo trash punk, plugged-up-nose croon and feral garage pop's been building a cult following (which includes the folks at Jack White's Third Man Records) since 2001, but it wasn't until 2008 when his debut LP Love Visions (1-2-3-4 Go!) hit fans' hands that they had something to spin on their turntables and cassette players. Now Nobunny's on a roll: the band dropped its latest album First Blood (Goner) late last year and it's the Oakland quartet's most unhinged stuff yet; just check out "Gone For Good" on Myspace and imagine it shredding through stacks of amps. This might make the small La Lengua dive a bit crowded, but people don't come for the gimmicks. They come to get as twisted as Champlin's candy-colored underwear is by the end of the night.
If you can't make it this Wednesday, never fear: Nobunny is co-headlining a night of the fast-approaching Noise Pop at Bottom of the Hill.
Dreamdate & Outdoorsmen open. The Knockout, 3223 Mission St. @ Valencia, Feb. 9th 10 pm, $8.