Gatas Sing Outside the Box
By Rebecca Gonzales
Editorial intern Rebecca Gonzales reports on the fourth annual Gatas y Vatas, a solo women’s music fest.
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Whether you’re hankering for Ukrainian “etho chaos,” Mexican electronica, new wave, dance-rock, punk or surf rock, Ledger Lines has you covered.
Neko Case The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You · The Julie Ruin Run Fast · Crocodiles Crimes of Passion
This week we listened to new releases from Neko Case, The Julie Ruin and Crocodiles.
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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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