Rebel Rebel: Rock for Pussy VIII

A tradition based on a somewhat inexplicable juxtaposition -- inexplicable, at least, if you discount any deeper connection to 1982's "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" -- the long-running annual Rock for Pussy enters its eighth year of putting on a David Bowie tribute show to benefit local cat-adoption services. This year, no-kill shelter Feline Rescue is the beneficiary, and the participanting local bands fit the Ziggy/Thin White Duke/Berlin epochs well; among the performers in a huge ensemble cast are regulars like Ciaran Daly of the Idle Hands (pictured), All the Pretty Horses' Venus DeMars, and Minneapolis alt/punk legend Lori Barbero. Expect an enthusiastic tribute to one of the richest back catalogues in rock history -- just don't hold your breath for "Diamond Dogs".
Fri., June 10, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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