New Faces Nite feat. Mike Ferrio, Robinson, CW Burney, Friendship Commanders, James and the Wild Spirit & Crushed OutPop/Rock
Frank Hoier and Moselle Spiller made a wise move when they changed their name from Boom Chick to Crushed Out. Even though their debut full-length contains a song proclaiming dreams of country stardom, there’s not much sonic resemblance between their sludgy cavewoman stomp (Spiller, the female half of the Brooklyn-hatched coed duo, plays drums) and the famous ol’ boom-chicka-boom feel of Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three. Crushed Out play as fast and loose with country lingo as they do with Bo Diddley-style syncopation, rollicking surf-ish guitar riffs and Black Sabbath references, the latter of which show up in a song that bops kinda like Buddy Holly. In other words, Hoier — a singer-guitarist whose dad was in The Messengers, an all-white band on Motown — and Spiller have a jumble of bubblegum rock ’n’ roll on their hands, and more than enough exuberance to make it fun.
Show: 8:00 PM