With Wetdog, Happy Birthday and the Wiggins,9 p.m. Monday, March 22, at the Backroom at the Mink, 3718 Main, 713-522-9985 or www.minkonmain.com.
You know that thing about punk rockers not being able to play their instruments but having a lot of, er, emotion? Yeah, that applies to Brooklyn (via New Jersey) act Vivian Girls. This Crystals-on-codeine three-piece has a way of creating violent reactions: They're either criminally overhyped — the off-base Joy Division comparisons, Amazon calling their 21-minute debut the 85th Best Indie Rock Album of All Time (whatever the fuck that means) — or unfairly dismissed. But how does one say no to the Girls' real simple, real fast rock and roll, in full effect on last year's LP Everything Goes Wrong?