by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the death of Jesus Christ than a punk rock show at Slowdown Jr. And tonight’s show is as good as any.
Los Vigilantes is a four-piece punk band from San Juan who records on Slovenly Records and lists among its influences the Fleshtones, New York Dolls, Freddie King, The Black Lips, The Stooges, King Khan, The Gories, The Clash and Danzig. I don’t know if they speak English, and I don’t think it matters, judging by this track on SoundCloud:
Los Vigilantes, “Mi Mami Dijo”
My unbridled passion for Digital Leather is renowned. You can see their ugly faces on the Lazy-i homepage every stinkin’ day. Shawn Foree is a national touring musical evil genius that continues to fly under the radar in Omaha despite the fact that he’s lived here for years. The band’s latest album, Modern Problems (2012, FDH Records) is among my favorites so far this year. Any chance you get to see this band, take it, and tonight is obviously no exception.
Yuppies are your run-of-the-mill juvenile delinquents with guitars, sort of a slacker surf punk explosion that just happens to be catching fire on the national garage circuit. I’m not sure they speak English, either, based on this Soundclound track:
Yuppies, “Getting Out”
You’re getting all three bands for $8. Take a few minutes out of your annual Stations of the Cross ritual and come down to Slowdown Jr. at 9 tonight and witness this spectacle. Who knows, there could be a Second Coming or two.
Also tonight, uber-nerd band Harry and the Potters are playing at The Waiting Room with Koo Koo Kangaroo. $12, 8 p.m.
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