Mr. Kickass took a four-month break from performing last fall to install a new alcohol-fueled dragster engine in its punk rock machine. Now the veteran power trio is loud enough to blow the doors out of a three-car garage in Hermantown. Bass player and vocalist Mike Fradenburgh and guitarist Jed Olsen formed Mr. Kickass at the legendary Red Lion Bar in 2001. Brian Maruska took over the drumsticks earlier this year. The group hammered together a batch of new tunes during its hiatus and Fradenburgh reports all of them are loud, fast and kickass live.

9:30pm Fri 5/6 at Red Herring Lounge