Elecric Sixs music, writes critic Mark Prindle, combines melodramatic guitar riffs, early '80s synths, disco beats, hilarious lyrics and ironically bombastic vocals to parody the age-old myth of 'ROCK' (and 'DANCE') as all-powerful aphrodisiac, healing source and reason for living. Its a fair assessment; theyre a novelty band, perhaps, but the catchy riffs and hooks are real. E6 is the brainchild of Detroit native Dick Valentine, and theyve persisted despite lineup changes for more than a decade. Theyre best known for their hit Gay Bar but have six studio albums worth of danceable songs with snakeskin-snakey lyrics (cause Im a woman-eating monster / With a suitcase full of fire; In the event of a water landing / you can use my body as a flotation device). Expect some very memorable between-song banter.
Sat., Oct. 31, 9 p.m., 2009