If anyone is annoyed at my all-out assault on your ears that came in the form of Jan Terri earlier today, I hope this will make up for it.
Tomorrow night, I’ll be going to a little club in downtown Albuquerque to see the Screaming Females, a band that hails from my old stomping grounds of New Brunswick, NJ. In my opinion, they’re about the best indie/punk band around. And I have a major crush on the endearingly frumpy and flaky singer/lead guitarist Marissa Paternoster even though I’m twice her age and she’s a lesbian. Want to know the mark of a great band? They can take one of the most god-awful songs ever written and turn it into something magical. Here’s their take on Taylor Swift’s abomination “Shake It Off”:
And here they are doing an original track, “Laura and Marty”: