Concert preview: Obits’ evolution is a wise one

By On Beds
Bugs, the San Diego garage-rock crew proves it can still cut loose, ripping through rubber-to-the-road burners like “Taste the Diff” and “I’m Sick,” which features some truly righteous howls from singer/guitarist Rick Froberg.
From the October 3, 2013 edition

It’s a startling evolution for a group that proudly emblazoned its 2009 debut with the tagline “xtra compressed for maximum listener fatigue,” but it’s also a wise one; the added space in songs like “Receptor” further highlights the intensity when the band finally lets go on full-throated shredders like “I’m Closing In.” Nervosas and Messrs open the show.