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Thursday, March 9, 2006

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are Big Shots Too

Posted by on March 9 at 10:34 AM

Aside from the potent local line-up that includes Big Shot nominees Speaker Speaker, Tennis Pro, Romance and the Emergency (my personal favorite), there are a zillion other reasons to hit this FREE show on Saturday at Neumo’s. For one, DJ El Toro (a.k.a. wise and witty Stranger Border Radio columnist Kurt B. Reighley) will be spinning between sets. A peek at his agenda, from the man himself:

“I’m still packing my crate for Saturday, but the kids can expect to hear new and/or unreleased material from Hot Chip, Spank Rock, Measles Mumps Rubella , Ursula 1000, Dangerous Muse, and cuts from Tiga’s brand new album, Sexor. I found a terrifying (in the best way) version of Arctic Monkeys’ “Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor,” as performed by UK chart moppets Sugababes, and I’ll probably drop something by Devo 2.0 just to give Megan an epileptic seizure. I’ve also got advance copies of the new Morrissey and Gomez albums, which I’ll probably dip into as people are filing in.”

Secondly, the delicious surge of sunshine that is Visqueen (the only power-pop-rock band in the city that can unleash avalanches of optimistic power chords without giving me cavities) will be closing out the evening. Front woman Rachel Flotard is about to hit the road as Neko Case’s vocal foil on her solo tour, so this will be one of your last chances to catch them live for a while.

What’s more, smart people who show up early to pre-func in the Bad JuJu Lounge will get into Interscope’s listening party for the highly anticipated new record from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Show Your Bones. Get there by 7pm to hear the record, place a pre-order with the Easy Street kids, and get a free YYYs’ picture disc.

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Neko Case & Rachel Flotard! Fuck yeah. Two of my favorite girl rockers. That is going to be an amazing team up. I saw the two hanging out recently at a New Pornographers gig at the Showbox and wondered if something like this was coming.

Hannah, off topic but I nearly died when I read that you went to Troy, Mt. My dad grew up in the Cabinet mountains, my mom grew up in Noxon, and I was born in Libby. Anyways, it's a small world!

I loved Troy--I even met the mayor, who was watching a bar band he described as "ZZ Bottom," an observation I found hilarious.

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