March 10. Quoting the band's label, the UK-and-Hudson-based FatCat Records, Scottish punk trio PAWS, "bashes out infectious, lo-fi, garage pop rock that can quickly shift from cute melancholia to an unnerving, territorial roar. On top of the pulsating fuzzy noise the three-piece produces dreamy melodies that bare the bones of their authors. Lyrical topics slide between sarcastic self-analysis and brutal home truths." This month the band, whose 2011 Mermaid EP was produced by Shellac's Bob Weston, brings the noise, melodies, and truths to the Spotty Dog Books and Ales. (Joe Crow Ryan croons March 23; Schwervon! rocks March 30). 7pm. $5. Hudson.