It's been three years since the Soviettes went on hiatus and Annie Awesome and Danny Snake started up their deliriously catchy side project, Awesome Snakes—and against all odds, the duo are still regularly proclaiming their love for all things awesome and snake-like at venues across town. If you aren't sure what's so great about snakes, Annie will give you plenty of reasons why they are "A-W-E-S-O-M-E, awesome!" while simultaneously threatening the jerks who doubt her love for all things serpentine ("You Don't Like Snakes, I Don't Like You"). Danny holds it together on the drums and shouts along while Annie plucks her bass and shrieks, and they play with a seriousness that sharply contrasts the silly nature of their music. At this rate, even if the Soviettes never resurface, we'll be happy hearing Annie and Danny come up with even more ways to expound on this already, ahem, awesome theme. With Coconut Coolouts and Personal and the Pizzas. 18+.
Thu., July 30, 8 p.m., 2009