STAFF PICK: White Mystery not toying around on ferocious Dubble Dragon

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

White Mystery might have lifted its band name from its favorite flavor of Airheads candy, and one of its most recent albums, Dubble Dragon, shares a (purposely misspelled) title with a classic 8-bit video game, but the Chicago garage-rock duo is all business when it comes to the music.

Over the course of seven years and five albums, the two-piece, which combines the sister-brother talents of singer/guitarists Miss Alex White and singer/drummer Francis Scott Key White, has evolved from raw-but-reliable flame throwers to a can’t-be-denied force of nature, as evidenced by scorching tracks like “Unteddy,” two-plus minutes of Hammer of the God drums and finger-tapped guitar solos. It’s a sound as loud, fiery and undeniable as the pair’s matching red ’dos.

The Girls! and Senor Citizen and the Border Patrol open the show.

Café Bourbon St.

9 p.m. Friday, May 8

2216 Summit St., Campus