The East Bay takes a back seat most time to San Francisco when it comes to queer events & culture. That all changes on Friday, June 4th! Three indie bands, all queer as heck, take over the Starry Plough!
Bitesize, The Ex-Boyfriends, RoboSapien
Friday June 4th, 9:30 PM
Starry Plough (3101 Shattuck Ave @ Prince)
$7, 21 and over
Bitesize:: "In addition to 100% gleeful abandon, Bitesize engages the listener with a unique perspective and agitated twist on subject matter like sex toys, gender bending and role switching back to Shakespeare's time." -AOL Digital City
"A quirky (band) that brings to mind PIXIES, PEE, and even ATOM & HIS PACKAGE. Great vocal play between (alternating) vocals. Twenty infectious ditties that overflow with enthusiasm and spirit on a pop level." -Maximum Rock N Roll
"When you're singing about transsexual understudies, flaming ice cream trucks, and kissing old guys, you can pretty much expect to be saddled with the modifier "quirky." It is certain that Bitesize knows this. They've certainly heard it before. But underneath all the eccentricities of their second full-length CD, Sophomore Slump, Bitesize demonstrates why their eclectic brand of noise pop transcends its own wackiness. Simply put: hooks are hooks, and Sophomore Slump is loaded with them." -West Coast Performer
"With clever lyrics and hooked-barbed songcraft, the trio's fare is packed with a juicy filling of squealy clanking distortion, perky co-ed vocals, and manical melodies as catchy as any jump-rope rhyme. Imagine the Pixies forced into servitude by They Might Be Giants and you'll begin to get the idea." -East Bay Express
RoboSapien: is a band that includes self-proclaimed spazzes who are former members of the Infinite X's and Boy Wonder. Just back from their international tour with multi-media artist and spoken word spitfire Sini Anderson, RoboSapien will inspire you to shake your booty!
The Ex-Boyfriends: this frenetic, upbeat pop band is made up of members of Charmless & ex members of Crown of 45's! guitar driven sing-alongs that are sure to please!Posted by daniland at May 21, 2004 03:55 PM | TrackBack