Cloud Nothings @ Beauty Bar Backyard 3/14/12:: This band’s own form of ’90s-style scrape-rock is less chaotic and forbidding than the one the Men offered, more straight-up tuneful. Somehow, the very catchy songs from new album Attack On Memory were even catchier live, even as the band stretched them up with crouched-on-the-ground feedback-freakout solos. The band goes out of their way to avoid theatrics, even mostly eschewing stage banter, but their enormously satisfying crunch-rock is fireworks enough. -Tom