Chastity Belt and This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb
CHASTITY BELT'S SASSY PARTY JAMS, MAC DEMARCO'S BOLAN-ESQUE INDIE ROCK
Chastity Belt proudly claim to be "the worst band to ever exist" on their Bandcamp page. I'm unconvinced and think they may just be the best band ever to come out of Walla Walla, Washington. It's a town that has been largely unthought-of in music since that one song by the Offspring ("Walla Walla," about the state penitentiary there). Chastity Belt formed in 2010 at Whitman College, but the ladies who are their creative core now live in Seattle, with Peter Richards and Andrew Hall of local garage band Dude York currently filling in for two absent members. The four tracks on their 2012 debut EP, Fuck Chastity Belt, are unapologetically sassy party jams to unchasten your belt. On standout track "James Dean," vocalist Julia Shapiro shouts, "This is sex/This is war/This is me fucking you on the dance floor," and her voice is raw, covered in guts. Rumor has it Chastity Belt are recording a new single under the production of José Díaz of Neighbors, due out soon. Headlining the night at Cairo is Montreal-based solo artist Mac DeMarco, touring in support of the upcoming release of his album 2, out October 16 on Brooklyn noise-pop label Captured Tracks. His Marc Bolan– transfused indie rock waxes lovesick (Bon Iver Erotica–style) on "My Kind of Woman," the album's first single. With Michigan-based Roky Erickson–like garage-rock Satan-channelers the People's Temple (Hozac Records approved!) and local broom pop/twee-core from Witch Gardens. Cairo, 8 pm.
THIS BIKE IS A PIPE BOMB'S RIOTOUS FOLK PUNK
Add some riot to your Monday with This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb, Florida-to-California-to-Tennessee transplants on seminal pop/folk punk label Plan-It-X Records. Known for their stickers causing half a dozen bomb scares when placed on fans' bikes, as well as their fiddle-infused, lightning-paced take on anarcho punk, This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb embark on a reunion tour to stir their last fist-pumping hurrah in Seattle. Active from 1995 to 2011, TBIAPB, some claim, "invented" folk punk: Crust punx with banjos/anyone who has ever lived in Olympia, take note. With Tooth Soup from Bloomington, and Georgetown-based acts folk-punk duo Pipsqueak and gritty punk four-piece Ol' Doris. Black Lodge, 9 pm.