The first time I saw Ty Segall was in 2011 at the FYF Festival in Los Angeles, and I got the feeling, immediately, that he would be one to watch in the lo-fi indie rock realm. Besides his instinct for hummable yet suitably ramshackle melodies and chord structures, he just takes a lot of obvious enjoyment in playing music, as opposed to so many twee, aloof or effete hipster bands lately. He really gets into it physically—soaked in sweat (how many bands even break a sweat anymore?) and often also breaks into a grin. Since 2011, he’s come quite a ways, musically as well as in critical esteem, releasing three albums on Drag City, in addition to the ones he’d put out prior to that on some smaller labels. I just found out he used to be in Sic Alps. One of my fondest memories of Slowtrain before they closed was a Sic Alps in-store in their basement. (I miss Slowtrain!) Segall has also expanded his sonic palette, as shown by this event with his newest project, psychedelic trio Fuzz.