Pop Combo Defies Cover Band Stereotypes
Checking in with the 5 Star Motelles
By Captain America
Captain America finally gets to gush with impunity about the 5 Star Motelles.
Compfight cc via haven’t the slightest
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Whether you’re craving costumed cover bands, funk, soul or dance-pop, Ledger Lines delivers the deets.
Cults Static · Poliça Shulamith · The Dismemberment Plan Uncanney Valley
By M. Brianna Stallings
This week we listened to new releases from Cults, The Dismemberment Plan and Poliça. Now with A/V previews!
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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. 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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