Not to be confused with any wayward offspring of the 2000 presidential election's legitimate winner, Detroit's Gore Gore Girls hearken back to an even murkier era, when Hullabaloo ruled the airwaves with ringing guitars and frenetically grooving, bouffant-topped, go-go-booted girls. Armed with Gretsch guitars and a well-honed appreciation for garage rock that goes for the musical jugular, this Motown quartet sounds something like a high-flying union of the Ronettes and Ramones. Girl group "Oh, oh, oh"s and teasing harmonies are matched with raging guitars and deliciously raw, nitro-driven rock 'n' roll drive. Amy Gore (a.k.a. Surdu), who's been leading the band for a decade, plays the rock vixen to the hilt, cranking her guitar and lacing her honey-and-bile voice into originals like "Fox in a Box" ("She's got a fabulous crotch") and "Pleasure Unit" ("Breaking hearts is what I do/Getting through to creeps like you"). Both are on the Gores' fab Get the Gore (Bloodshot), packed to the gills with killer hooks and toxic mascara.
Sun., Oct. 7, 8 p.m., 2007