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Jail Weddings

Anthony Browning

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Los Angeles based 10-piece Jail Weddings (under the more-than-capable guidance of ex-Starvations/Fortune’s Flesh member Gabe Hart) have been shaking asses for a while now, winning over nearly anyone who has seen them. These days, the logistical difficulties of getting a dozen people in a room at the same time to practice would be an impressive feat in and of itself, but Jail Weddings does you one better by being amazing as well as punctual. The band pick all the best elements of music out of the collective unconscious, slam them together, and then dress them up really nice onstage—not exactly doo-wop, not exactly punk, not exactly anything you’ve ever heard before. Suffice it to say, you will dance or sway or skip (if that’s your thing) when the first crashing chords of “I’m My Own Doctor” hit your face. Come see this band now before everyone else finds out and you can’t get close enough to the stage to see anything at all.
Sun., Sept. 21, 8 p.m., 2008

 
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