Tuesday, November 17
Shonen Knife, Jeff the Brotherhood @ Brooklyn Bowl | Williamsburg, Brooklyn | $12
Apparently I was suffering from a massive stroke when writing my last upcoming show list, because I listed Dinowalrus as the alternative show to Jesus Lizard next Tuesday. Dinowalrus is mad awesome, but they live here and play around NY all the time. The must-see show for those not at Jesus Lizard is Shonen Knife with Jeff the Brotherhood at Brooklyn Bowl.
Here is what I wrote about Shonen Knife in a listing last time they stopped in town: Formed in the 1980's in uber-conservative Japan, Shonen Knife consisted of three women who worked as secretaries by day and led secret lives as indie pop musicians at night, unbeknownst to their families and employers - it was considered unseemly for a woman to play rock or pop music, but Shonen Knife gave chauvinism the finger and kicked out some jams, motherfuckers. [MySpace]
Here is what I wrote about Jeff the Brotherhood after I saw them play a few weeks ago: Their music has hooks and doesn't try to sound quaintly spare or incompetent. For only two guys, they make a rich, full sound and don't try to hide the fact that they are fuckin good at guitar and drums. Come to think of it, I can't thing of a single bad thing to say about the band. There's no gimmick, there's no detached posturing, there's just rock music at its best. [MySpace]
And do go see Dinowalrus another time soon!