With the release of last year's Too Thirsty 4 Love still fresh in listeners' minds, Quintron and Miss Pussycat return to headline the same venue the duo played just a year ago, opening for the Black Lips. On the surface they appear anything but a likely pair: the darling Miss Pussycat with a large pompon on her head and maracas in hand, and the devilish Quintron hunched on a stool, attacking his keyboards, hi-hat and Drum Buddy (his handmade, light-sensitive drum-machine...which really makes no sense until you see and hear it). Balancing songs between Quintron's twisted organ-grinding outbursts and Miss Pussycat's cheerleader-meets-banshee squeals, the duo ultimately end up producing a sound that is a cross between a variety show and pure madness. And after winding things down, chances are high that the set will be concluded with an extended puppet show. Madness, indeed. With Psychedelic Horseshit and France Has the Bomb. 18+.
Wed., April 8, 9 p.m., 2009