You could make the case that The Sonics started grunge in 1963. They came from the right place (Washington), and they certainly rocked hard enough. Whatever you want to call them, though, The Sonics are just flat-out amazing. Since their 2007 reunion, the band has shown that they haven’t lost a step over the past 50 years. Live, they capture the magic of those early records and then some, as the crowds at SXSW and NXNE can attest to. L.A. fans will get a real treat, then, when the band comes to the Roxy with special guests Crystal Antlers, another group that enjoys living on the edge. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Roxy’s website.