Baby Shakes, Headache City, CoCoComa, Ghetto Ways - Trash $7
City's finally found their way to our humble burg.
For those of you who don't know, HC is a Windy City supergroup of
sorts with Texas punk guitarist legend Dave Head of The Motards,
his former White-Outs bandmate Mike Fitzpatrick, Lisa Roe of Mike’s
other band Cococoma, and Shit Sandwich Records CEO Norah Utley.
Check out my review or their LP here.
Headache City play solid tunes that, while not the quite the garage
rock you'd expect from this bunch, still definitely come from that
end of the universe - think of earlier Fall or Modern Lovers. A
subtle creeper of a band. Cococoma,
featuring HC's Lisa and Mike, on the other hand, are pure unadulterated
garage punk at its most driving. I should also say more (and more
frequently) about The
Baby Shakes, three toothsome New York gals who've been
rocking catchy party anthems with style, class, and relentless abandon
from a Muffs/Ramones/Shangri Las perspective for some time. And
Ghetto Ways, the only band here not releasing records
on the Shit Sandwich imprint, is also one of the finest and most
immediate raw r'n'r outfits from this corner of Brooklyn. Hats off
to Tom from Dot-Dash
ahead of time for yet another winner.
– Cake Shop 8PM $5
Crude, Spectre Flux – Cake Shop 10PM $5
Donkey – The Stone – 10PM $10
George Lewis, Ikue Mori, Marina Rosenfeld and Miya Masaoka –
The Stone 8PM $10
Ian Love, Michael Leviton, Gabe Kahane - Tonic $8
Les Savy Fav - MoMA $11/$18
Pretty Girls Make Graves, Moonrats, Night Canopy - Northsix $12
The Beautiful South - Irving Plaza $35
Voxtrot, Mahogany, The Ballet - Bowery Ballroom $15
Women and Children, Hand - Europa $8