Any jackass can play three chords and call themselves a rock musician. But that doesnt mean we have to listen. Nope, in order to get noticed, a groups gotta have something specialsomething others dont have. Los Angeles MojoWire knows this. The garage/rock bands got some catchy tunes, but theyve also got an ace up their sleeve: a Doug Flutieesque Hail Mary and a get-out-of-jail-free card in a little singer named Monique Powell. You might remember her from the Orange County ska band Save Ferris. Or maybe you dont. Either way, shes got pipes for days and an aura that captivates an audience. Just listen to the tune Holywood on MojoWires Myspace page (www.myspace.com/mojowiremusic) to hear how Powell takes a line such as Im gonna get my shit together and amplifies the track to another level.
Fri., April 10, 9 p.m., 2009