Smart and dangerous - Page 2

Twisted fun, too much sun, Stanford cool kids, and the Fucking Ocean

While a lot of Indian pizza, Gatorade, and various caffeinated drinks fueled their long nights behind the boards, the result, Le Main Rouge, is damn lean. At 11 songs in a little under 27 minutes, it's an urgent delight of terse angularity from a band bursting with novel ideas, both politically and riffwise.
Addressing abortion rights in the fuzzed, pissed strut of "Adam," the Fucking Ocean close with the lines "Do you remember when, do you remember when?/ Women had to risk their lives just to live again!" "Bombs in the Underground," a response to last year's London Underground bombings, opens with a memorable guitar-bass groove reminiscent of midperiod Sleater-Kinney before bursting into a shouted refrain, then traversing odd tempo shifts and a drum fill — it's thoughtfully fragmented and endlessly listenable. Le Main Rouge shows a band whose enthusiasm hopefully bodes a good run ahead. You're advised to polish up that kayak and tune in. SFBG
With Kid 606 and Friends and Warbler
Thurs/16, 9 p.m.
Bottom of the Hill
1233 17th St., SF
(415) 621-4455

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