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 V.20 No.46 | November 17 - 23, 2011 
Totally Amped
Amy Clinkscales, Cara Tolino, Ella Brown and Alexis Adams Vilorio are Mother Death Queen.
Wes Naman

Spotlight

What’s in a Name?

Mother Death Queen is sweeter than a hesher band

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.

Aural Fixation

Totally Amped

All-ages venue makes a new home Downtown

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

Trashy, twitchy, loud garage rock band The Scrams will be holding rock and roll funeral services for itself this Saturday.

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Flyer on the Wall

Regression, Drainolith, Postcommodity and The 47th Star play a show at Small Engine Gallery on Sunday.
Franks and Deans
Courtesy of the Artist

EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Feb 23)

Buoyant and Rambling

Franks & Deans • punk rock, rock 'n' roll • Shrewd • Punctured Muffler • Silent Crush • metal

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. Well it's 2017 and such has indeed come to pass. The name of the band is Franks & 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 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 7 Hoods—that adds affable nuance to legendary, mid-century American popular music. Band members Rob DeTie, Mike "Pip" Ullemeyer, Hoss and Sampson 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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