I didn’t go to the show when The Ettes played at a free bar Downtown early last year. The Nashville-based band wasn’t on my radar anyhow, so I felt no regret about missing it ... until a week later when I finally opened the 12-inch record that a friend, knowing I would like it, had bought for me at the show as a souvenir. Bright yellow in color, the LP—2008’s London-recorded Look At Life Again Soon—contained 11 distortion-heavy, ’70s glam-tinged tracks of female-fronted rock and roll. Since then, that record—now a prized possession—has received heavy rotation by me at home and in public drinking establishments.
Albuquerque will have another opportunity to see The Ettes live and, with luck, pick up vinyl when the band plays at the Sunshine Theater (120 Central SW) on Tuesday, April 20. Did I mention the headliner on this bill happens to be the also-Nashville-based-and-lady-fronted-Jack-White-project The Dead Weather? This all-ages evening of rock is $25 and is set to begin at 8 p.m. and end at 11 p.m. Watch Ettes videos below.