On Self-Portrait, from 2015, local fuzz-rock crew Cliffs kicks up the volume on a smattering of brash, buoyant guitar jams that ably walk the line between messy and melodic. On songs like the driving "Ocean Eyes," singer/guitarist Aaron Cottrell manages a scrappy guitar tone that approximates bedhead, while singer/drummer Adam Hardy bashes his kit with a glee reminiscent of film critics reviewing "Suicide Squad."

On Self-Portrait, from 2015, local fuzz-rock crew Cliffs kicks up the volume on a smattering of brash, buoyant guitar jams that ably walk the line between messy and melodic. On songs like the driving "Ocean Eyes," singer/guitarist Aaron Cottrell manages a scrappy guitar tone that approximates bedhead, while singer/drummer Adam Hardy bashes his kit with a glee reminiscent of film critics reviewing "Suicide Squad."

The band is joined for this show by the Bloomington, Indiana rockers in Sleeping Bag, who adopted a more widescreen sound on their third long-player, Deep Sleep. Where Cliffs songs tend to sound gleefully handmade, Sleeping Bag cuts like "Hush" and the bass-heavy, vaguely psychedelic "Riff Randall" exhibit a degree of polish. It's not slick, per se, but it is studied.

Each band is joined by a tag-team partner from its home city, with Jeron Braxton + the Tomogotchis (Bloomington) and the kids in (the) Kizzy Hall (Columbus, natch) serving as shouldn't-miss warm-ups.