7 p.m. Wednesday
3 Ring Circus Big Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com
California rock trio Tera Melos scuffs up its warp-speed prog pop with hopscotch tempos, whizzing effects, squiggling guitars and over-the-top whispers and shouts. Issued this month, second LP Patagonian Rats (Sargent House) is an overstuffed, hyperactive primer. Smiley With a Knife and Caddywhompus open. Admission $7.