Thursday, February 26, 2015

10 Shows To See This Weekend

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Saturday, February 28
Hank and the Cupcakes, Sphynx

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Hank and Cupcakes is the ideal exemplification of postmodern music. The Brooklyn via Tel Aviv husband and wife duo’s name combines Charles Bukowski’s fictionalized persona, Hank Chinaski, with the name of one of the poet’s girlfriends, Pamela “Cupcakes” Wood. And if that sounds far out, just wait till you hear the music. Full of brazen contradictions, surprising permutations and deliberate subversion, the pair’s zany electro-pop-rock sound is, in turns, funky and abrasive, shimmering and coarse — and it is really without precedent. Live, Hank and Cupcakes is like falling into a kaleidoscope. 

While keeping the ‘80s alive with high-flying falsetto, synthesizer, heavy beats and dance grooves, ATX‘s Sphynx remains contemporary when paying tribute to the decade of excess. $5, 9pm, 502 Bar, 502 Embassy Oaks, 257-8125 —James Courtney, Shannon Sweet

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