Guantanamo Baywatch, Serfs, The Vignettes

When: Sat., July 7 2012

The VIGNETTES These Memphis gals are so talented, they’ve played blindfolded. They also put out some of the most solid punk since the ‘90s riot grrl heyday. With only a drum and guitar, the duo (Francis and Freddi Vignette) creates bare-bones, driving rock that goes straight for the jugular. Francis usually takes care of the outrageous wails and guitar shredding, while Freddie holds it down on the drums. Together, they create sharp, fast songs like “Comic Book Heroes” and heavier jams like “The Zoo.” These scrappy girls self-manage, self-release and refuse to be judged for their sex appeal only. Poly Styrene, rest her soul, would be proud.

Caroline Pate

Price: $6

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