What’s in a Name?
Mother Death Queen is sweeter than a hesher band
By Captain America
A band moniker like Mother Death Queen may indicate a bunch of big, hairy guys with Flying V guitars and too many crash cymbals. Fortunately it’s much more pleasant than that.
All-ages venue makes a new home Downtown
By Jessica Cassyle Carr
Amped Performance Center, an all-ages music venue, has relocated Downtown, adding quality to a cultural district in need of further revitalization.
Music to Your Ears
The Scrams Are Dead
By Jessica Cassyle Carr
Trashy, twitchy, loud garage rock band The Scrams will be holding rock and roll funeral services for itself this Saturday.
Mazzy Star "Common Burn / Lay Myself Down" · The Soft Moon "Total Decay" · Jens Lekman "An Argument With Myself"
A few words on Mazzy Star, The Soft Moon and Jens Lekman
Flyer on the Wall
Regression, Drainolith, Postcommodity and The 47th Star play a show at Small Engine Gallery on Sunday.
Courtesy of the Artist
Franks & Deans • punk rock, rock 'n' roll • Shrewd • Punctured Muffler • Silent Crush • metal
By August March
At some point during the progression of meta-ultra-postmodernism, it was only natural that a band covering Rat Pack Tunes revisioned as rambling ska paeans or blisteringly buoyant punk anthems based on the imbibing and love-making habits of dudes like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin would rise from the rocanrol cauldron. We'll it's 2017 and such has indeed come to pass. The name of the band is Franks and Deans. They've succeeded by inflecting the sweepingly romantic, sometimes melancholy and nearly always self-referential ditties of these post-war, pre-rock vocal heroes with with good-natured rhythms and danceable guitar leads—as well as an updated fashion sense that seems to borrow more from ZZ Top's summer style guide than from Robin and the Seven Hoods—that adds affable nuance to legendary, mid-century American popular music. Band members Rob DeTie, Pip Ullemeyer, Hoss and Arpee Sampson III await your indulgence at Low Spirits on Thursday, Feb. 23, and the admission price of $5 sure as heck beats dropping “Three Coins in the Fountain.”
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