We all know the ladies can split skulls every bit as gruesomely as the boys. But even if tonight yields no Saul-en-route-to-Damascus revelations, Stasiu's has more urgent aspirations for the evening than preaching gender politics to the converted. In the face of a molehill-cum-mountain PR hiccup, Nordeast's newest venue is especially eager to put sneakers on the floor, and tonight's multi-chromosomal lineup should be a perfect kill stroke. In addition to local coed powerhouses like Ouija Radio and Awesome Snakes, Stasiu's will be radioing for reinforcements from the tri-state area's Coalition of the Willing, and, like Custer's cavalry, Chicago's the Dials and Madison's Screamin' Cyn Cyn and the Pons will faithfully answer the call to arms. Whether you watched G.I. Jane for the feminist message or the cleavage-gazing, this show offers the most inter-gendered billing since your senior Sadie Hawkins dance.
Sat., Feb. 23, 8 p.m., 2008