Tastes Like Children 

Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children McNuggets

Paying homage to a delectable fast-food item is just the tip of the iceberg for freak-folk rockers Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children McNuggets. After all, the band's MySpace slogan is "Putting the 'OM' in forcible sodomy," and their influences includes Frank Zappa, Michael Jackson, and "aw, hell, everyone from 'We Are the World.'" The Children McNuggets actually broke up in 2000 but they often reunite for special occasions —for instance, when people die or get their limbs torn off in car accidents. On Sunday, they emerge from the dust once again, this time to benefit the new Thrillhouse record label launched by singer Fred Shrung of the dirgy punk band Robocop 3, which also performs. This nostalgia-based showcase features mostly old-timers (i.e., bands who thrived in the days of cassette-only releases), including the bruising punk band the Fleshies, whose frontman, Johnny No Moniker, used to sing backup for the McNuggets. Also on the bill are all-girl power trio Hey Girl! and the Skirtheads. The 5 p.m. show costs $5. 924Gilman.org

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