If supergroups exist in left-of-the-dial rock, then The Thermals fit the bill, with members serving in some of the Pacific Northwest’s most venerable bands. Last year’s Desperate Ground topped critics’ lists, so it seems their pedigrees have served them well. Don’t take critics’ word for it, though, head to The Chapel and see for yourself.
Thu Feb 20 9p. The Chapel, 777 Valencia St., Mission. $15 here.