Products of the New Jersey basement- and house-show scene, Screaming Females affiliation with local label Infinity Cat isnt surprising. The touring trio made a splash in our own circuit with an interpretation of the same art-school punk that distinguishes the Nashville imprint. Sharing that aesthetic (and a split 7-inch) with Infinity Cats flagship JEFF the Brotherhood, Screaming Females distinguish themselves through frontwoman Marissa Paternosters dynamic stage presence. Drummer Jarrett Dougherty and bassist Mike Rickenbacker provide the bedrock that allows Paternosters caterwauling and jaw-dropping guitacrobatics to steal the show. The Brotherhood share the billand while our affinity for the duos riff-focused, psych-heavy freakouts might go without saying at this point, looks like I just mentioned it again.
Thu., May 7, 9 p.m., 2009