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 Aug 23 - 29, 2012 
The Power of Pussy

Aural Fixation

The Power of Pussy

Thanks, Rioteers

By Marisa Demarco
Five punk women took on the state, took on the church and they won. Because even though they're paying for it with two years in jail, their ideas lit people up around the globe, inspiring action.
A Hawk and a Hacksaw
Aylin Gungor

Show Up!

Faits Divers

Diverse items coalesce at Small Engine

By Captain America
A Hawk and a Hacksaw with Drake Hardin and Mike Smith light up the Small Engine Gallery

Sonic Reducer

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Mature Themes · WHY? "Sod in the Seed" · Joe Martinez "I Wanna be With You / Dynamite"

By Geoffrey Plant
Reviews of new music releases. Now with MP3 previews!
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

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. 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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