Paint It Black
Honestly, I like a little glamour and a touch of danger in my rock n’ roll. Although this may seem like an unlikely pairing, it’s this kind of intoxicating incongruence that makes bands like Danish musical duo The Ravonettes interesting and alluring. The best way to describe the raw power and inherent sensuality of these striking Danes is to imagine a band whose music captures the combined spirit of Marlon Brando’s iconic portrayal as a tough-as-nails biker in the 1953 film The Wild One mixed with Bridget Bardot’s feisty sexuality. Songs like “Chain Gang Of Love” and “Love In A Trashcan” embody the group’s signature blend of Motown-era girl group styling juxtaposed with a ghostly swaggering surf guitar and feral garage rock, making for a creepy-meets-sexy subversive sound. On Saturday, June 2, be sure to check this leather-clad duo at Café Du Nord. They’ll be playing material off of their new album Pretty In Black. Don’t forget to wear something dark and mysterious.