What’s Ette to Ya? 

Recent Nashville transplants The Ettes have friends in high places. Between recording with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and house sitting for Ben Folds, the trio—with the fittingly impish stage names Coco, Poni and Jem—serve up a brash, sexy garage-rock that recalls forebears like The Cramps and Blondie. With devil-may-care attitude and lean arrangements, The Ettes are direct communicators of rock ’n’ roll traditions that are a welcome addition to the off (lower) Broadway music scene. Despite having been here for nearly six months, the band—having only played one proper show while canceling a handful of others—has been fairly elusive on our club stages. They will be joined by Atlanta big beaters Gringo Star, whose adept songwriting propels them above the fray of the ’60s garage and mod clichés that have taken hold of their fair city's musical contemporaries. Local lovable indie-pop masterminds Shoot the Mountain round out the bill with their frenetic infusion of dance-y new-wave, romantic pop and anthemic rock.
Sat., Jan. 10, 9 p.m., 2009

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