Stop right there, Dirty Sanchez!
The Cheshire jam/power trio, in attempting to describe their sound to folks visiting the Dirty Sanchez web site, references acts ranging from Phish and Zappa to Primus and They Might Be Giants.
While all of those acts are properly intriguing, the idea that you could re-engineer such diverse musical DNA codes into one ear-happy package is almost too much to comprehend. On the other hand, listen to and watch videos for such already-classic DS tunes as "Momma's Coming to Whip Dave's Ass" and "Carl, DDS" - the latter featuring a "As a matter of fact, I'm your dentist" refrain - and it goes a long way towards convincing the skeptical that these dudes can pull it all off.
Their self-titled debut is out now, and you can see them Friday at the Strange Brew Pub in Norwich.
- RICK KOSTER
Dirty Sanchez, 9 p.m. Friday, Strange Brew Pub, 297 West Main St., Norwich; $5; (860) 886-7600.