“We play loud, catchy rock music,” says Dead End Friends bassist and singer Ben Anderson. The band’s 2014 release, Something for the Kids, proves him correct. If songs by All, Green Day, Cheap Trick, Helmet, Black Sabbath and Queens of the Stone Age were thrown into an audio blender, the resulting concoction might sound a lot like the crunchy, 4/4, fuzzed-out rock-pop-with-guts Anderson plays with guitarists and singers Phil McLoughlin and Joe Warttman and drummer Pete Hannegraf. They’ve been performing local shows for about three years.

10:30pm Fri 5/1 | Red Herring Lounge