Thursday, September 17
Free wieners? Doors at 4:20 p.m.? What more do you need to hit up this early evening showcase at the K23? How about pop-punker Colleen Green?
The LA rocker’s titles mostly speak for themselves, numbers including “I Want to Grow Up,” “I Want to Be Degraded” and “Things That Are Bad for Me” parts one and two. Then there’s her middle finger to Rick Springfield, “Jesse Has a New Girl” — perhaps it’s a dig for his contribution as a plastic surgeon in the new, hate-watched season of True Detective.
It sounds like the usual Phair of ’90s-inspired pop-punk, but underneath these perfectly unambitious songs, Green injects an anxiety that cuts her legs out from under her. On “TV,” Green commends the television, the fat tube boxes “from an early age,” as a tireless companion. “It keeps me company when there’s nobody else around and I’m all by myself,” she sings, describing my exact relationship with the Netflix/HBO GO wormhole. With Rotten Mangoes, ¿Qué Pasa?, Junkie. $5, 4:20pm-8pm, K23 Gallery, 702 Fredericksburg Rd.