Any jackass can play three chords and call themselves a rock musician. But that doesn’t mean we have to listen. Nope, in order to get noticed, a group’s gotta have something special—something others don’t have. Los Angeles’ MojoWire knows this. The garage/rock band’s got some catchy tunes, but they’ve also got an ace up their sleeve: a Doug Flutie–esque 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 don’t. Either way, she’s got pipes for days and an aura that captivates an audience. Just listen to the tune “Holywood” on MojoWire’s Myspace page ( to hear how Powell takes a line such as “I’m gonna get my shit together” and amplifies the track to another level.
Fri., April 10, 9 p.m., 2009


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