the CRY, BLACK MAMBAS & KIDS IN HEAT
DOORS: 8 PM / SHOW: 9 PM
the CRY combine the best of British invasion rock n’ roll ,‘60s pop, and ’77 punk, in order to reinvent the two minute pop song for the next generation. The Cry! aren’t simply retro revivalists, they are forward thinking musicians who create innovative jams, that shred lead guitar hooks and bass riffs towards the future, while paying homage to their predecessors. Listen to The Cry! and don’t be surprised when “Modern Cinderella” or “I Think I’m in Love,” get stuck to the inside of your skull like over chewed bubblegum. Their self-titled full-length is stacked with one catchy hit after another. Don’t let their “pop” banner fool you, these boys are straight up rock n’ rollers. They'll make you question your sexuality and steal your girlfriend.
BLACK MAMBAS: "...the Mambas stagger into 1976 with gutter-glam songs and dawn-of-punk velocity and attitude. Like the New York Dolls, you ask? Oh mais oui, as the Dolls' singer David Johansen must have once bellowed, but there's lots of Redd Kross and Real Kids roaring alongside, too. (The Mambas' "Teenage Letter" cover is just a few burst blood vessels away from the Count Bishops' bruising 1975 version.) L.A.'s 1980s glam punk legends The Joneses remain the once and future kings of this sound, but the Mambas are young and hungry. Well, actually, that probably should be "thirsty," at least judging by the way they smash out these shot-of-whiskey hits." --Chris Ziegler (L.A. Weekly)