At a time when just about every new band dabbles in electro-this or synth-that, Taxi Violence is a blast of pure classic rock from Cape Town, South Africa. Muscular guitars, plaintive-yet-growling vocals, drumstick-splintering backbeat — what you hear is what you get, and it sounds f**king awesome. Especially when the foursome — George van der Spuy (vocals), Rian Zietsman (guitar), Jason Ling (bass), Louis Nel (drums) — venture into terrain covered in “The Turn,” off 2009′s album of the same name. The award-winning music video stars long-time Taxi Violence fan Philip Hotz (aka “Papa Smurf”) as an elderly man confronting grief, guilt, fate, and mortality. It’s a short film in three minutes, so watch out for cameo appearances by the band.