(Chop Suey) Rising from the roots of Japanese noise rock, Melt-Banana are still making incredible records 21 years into their career. In the '90s, Melt-Banana wrote some of the most scathing, gnarled, one- and two-minute, stop-and-start noise songs. And all of this was overlaid with the most face-melting, piercing vocals that you've ever heard shrieked into your ears, courtesy of lead singer Yasuko O., who always leaves me in disbelief as to how such sounds can come out of one lady's vocal cords. While their 2007 album Bambi's Dilemma was almost poppy (well, for a noise-rock band), their latest album, Fetch, is a maturation of both their original noise rock and newer, demented dance-pop tracks. This is a must-see live show—I just hope Melt-Banana can fit their gigantic amps onto Chop Suey's stage. With Kinski and Monogamy Party.