Captain America Presents Garage and Wax Rock 9: The Angel Babies • The Klondykes • Ballets

Saturday Dec 7, 2013

See also: Four Up

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The Angel Babies’ “Tone Deaf” video still
Calida Salazar

While updating my smart phone, said intelligent device offered to sync my favorite music. Along with obscure dark wave, stoner/doom and The Sound of Music soundtrack, I synced up The Angel Babies’ “Blew My Speakers.” This track from the New Mexico-born, Austin-based band’s debut 7-inch personifies the crunch and hiss of badland garage rock. When the group released their self-titled full-length in 2012, I described the result as ranging from “postmodern corrido-style numbers to fuzzy, electronics-laced rockers to slow-burning and darkly ethereal tunes.” Hang with The Angel Babies’ Frankie Medina and Calida Salazar at Captain America’s ninth Garage & Wax Night at Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW) on Thursday, Dec. 5. The Klondykes and Ballets open this 21-and-over gig. The concert kicks off at 9pm, but get there early for stellar vinyl curation.

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