The Ettes are a power trio powered by whatever was generating electricity in Detroit, New York City and even LA between 1967 and 1976, and between the three of them they figured out a sound somewhere between the Stooges and the Shangri-Las and then learned how to tour the world forever clad only in black leather and feeding only on excellent guitar fuzz. Their newest LP, Wicked Will, got a rare current release on former Long Beach label Sympathy for the Record Industry, which is now mostly hibernating up in Washington, and on top of that came a 45 showing how the Primitives and the Pleasure Seekers were almost the same thing. This is rock ‘n’ roll with the chrome stripped off—built to move fast, not just look fast.
Wed., July 25, 9 p.m., 2012
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