Lost in all the recent discussion is the dang-easiest, sure-firingest way to get mentioned in The Spin: Be awesome. Case in point: New Brunswick's Screaming Females blew our socks clean off the first time we saw 'em, and they've traveled from the Jersey Shore once again to be with us at The End tonight, fairly fresh off a packed Bowery Ballroom gig in New York with JEFF the Brotherhood (also on the bill tonight) that looks like it was all kinds of fun. Last time they were in town they were opening the woo-fest for The Dead Weather at War Memorial, so this is a chance to get your face ripped at point blank range. The Females have a new singles collection that just came out on Don Giovanni, and for more on that, I'll turn it over to my colleague D.P.R., who breaks down the Dinosaur Jr. factor and other details in this week's glossy:
The moment we witnessed the explosive riffs issuing forth from the tiny fingers of Screaming Females' diminutive, [guitar]-toting frontwoman Marissa Paternoster at The End last May, we forced our way to the merch table and bought the Females' then-brand-new LP Power Move without hesitation. The Jersey-based psychedelic noise-rock trio swiftly became one of our favorites, and Power Move tided us over until just last week, when Screaming Females released a collection of fiercely catchy indie-rock singles -- previously only available on 7-inches and splits -- called, fittingly enough, Singles. The EP leans heavily on Paternoster's caustic shredding and throaty vocal bravado, from the Aztec-sympathizing Neil Young cover "Cortez the Killer" to the sticky, Dinosaur Jr.-influenced epic "Arm Over Arm." Speaking of Dino Jr., frontman J Mascis remarked in a recent video interview that the Females are among his favorite new bands -- a comment that the youngsters responded to with great jubilation on their blog (screamingfemales.blogspot.com). Do we have a Dinosaur Jr. Jr. on our hands? Find us a more deserving post-millennial candidate and we'll concede.
Daniel Pujol rounds out the bill. 9 p.m. Be there -- it's gonna be META!