Friday, October 22, 2010

Cute Band of the Week / Redneck Pick of the Day / Local Author Makes the Canon

At the LC, we're always on the lookout for adorable new bands, and our pick this week is KC boy-girl duo Saharan Gazelle Boy (thanks to the Pitch for tipping us off to them). Here's a description from their MySpace:

"The melodramatic, synth-pop is the soundtrack for the shy, 1980s, pretty-but-doesn't-know-it high school girl in all of us."

We think our 80's-loving readers (such as the Captain and our friend Beth), might just fall in love with songs such as "Halfhair Girl."

Go here and listen:


According to yesterday's Jayplay, Outlaw Jake and Domestic Violence will be performing at the Gaslight tonight. Presumably, the Outlaw (who also owns the Gaslight) has changed his band's name (they were formerly called Outlaw Jake and the Chain Gang). What do you think of the new name, readers? Edgy and hip? Or unfunny?

Our feminist readers: "I think you fucking know what we think."

Chip: "Oh, I didn't realize that 'Domestic Violence' was part of the band name. I thought it was just a description of the evening's activities north of the river."


On a recent trip to Hastings, we were delighted to discover that a book written by our friend, local punk scholar King Tosser, is included in the "Required Reading" section, nestled quite cozily between Kafka and Heller. Yes, that's it with the banana on the cover. It's called Rebels Wit Attitude: Subversive Rock Humorists. Go buy it and make yourself more knowledgably hip. But don't buy that particular copy. Because it looks good there.

1 comment:

Capt Duran said...

My 80s tastes are clearly androgynous. Sahara displays too many hetero overtones for my enjoyment.