Jason Charles Miller He’s best known as the former frontman of industrial rock band Godhead (the only band ever to sign with Marilyn Manson’s shortlived Posthuman Records), but Miller has spent the past decade and a half pursuing a solo career in—wait for it—country music. If that doesn’t intrigue you, he has also appeared in video games like World of Warcraft and TV shows like Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender as a voice actor. Miller touches down at the Rio venue for two nights and will play cuts from his 2018 album, In the Wasteland. January 18-19, 10 p.m., $10, 172 at Rio.
Luicidal Former Suicidal Tendencies bassist Louiche Mayorga started this thrash-punk spinoff in 2012 with another onetime ST bandmate, drummer R.J. Herrera. Vince Sollecito has since replaced Herrera on drums, but Luicidal keeps Suicidal Tendencies’ mythos alive, sans singer Mike Muir, playing the first three studio albums—the group’s self-titled, Join the Army and How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can’t Even Smile Today—and a version of “Institutionalized” in Spanish. Last year, Luicidal released its sophomore LP, Born in Venice, an ode to old school California punk. With Nebula X. January 18, 9 p.m., $10, Dive Bar.
The 188.8.131.52’s You might not recognize the Japanese surf rock trio right away, but those who’ve seen Kill Bill Volume 1 have seen The 184.108.40.206’s playing their chestnut “Woo Hoo” barefoot in an izakaya. The outfit has been going strong since 1986 (in 2011 the band cut a live album at Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville), and now the group will pair with ’90s ska fave Save Ferris to celebrate Fremont Country Club and Backstage Bar & Billiards’ six-year anniversary. The bill is rounded out by local support from The Implosions and Shanda and the Howlers. January 18, 8 p.m., $20-$25, Fremont Country Club.