Though the San Francisco scene of 1967 gets the bulk of ink in history books, the psych-rock sound that endured through the passing decades wasn't the jam-pop of Jefferson Airplane or The Grateful Dead, but the raw garage proto-punk of the 13th Floor Elevators. It's a sound you hear clearly from Fullerton, Calif.'s, Cosmonauts.
The band straddles the line between MC5-style jam-kicking and the dripping, time-shifted reality of Television, covered up in the sorts of verbed-out insane howls you might ask someone else if they hear as well, just to be sure you're not losing it.
As part of the push for the band's latest release, 2012's If You Wanna Die Then I Wanna Die, it has been touring pretty much nonstop for months and will be heading off to Europe in August. Catch Cosmonauts now, before its members drop dead of exhaustion.
With Gayze and HiHazel. 7 p.m., $7. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886, neurolux.com