When: Fri., May 4, 9 p.m. 2012
Chapel Hill's Boykiller will sing in your face about anything they want, and they don't care what you think about it; in fact, they hope it makes you blush. Last summer, Catherine Steele (Animal Alphabet), Theresa Stone (formerly of Organos and North Elementary) and Ginger Wagg (formerly of Veelee) became a band to "let loose what had been itching to come out." Over late-night songwriting sessions, the three women conjured titillating garage pop with catchy lyrics about "sex, flirting, love, pain, having a good time, taking risks and more sex."
To wit, on "Get Get," the trio of multi-instrumentalists screams, "You just wanna get naked all the time" like it's a dirty playground chant. Slinky bass seduces under pounding organ and drum stomps. "Don't take yourself or us too seriously, but don't think everything is a joke either," Boykiller says. The heartbreaking chorus of "Double Feature" confesses, "Nobody told me that you'd do this thing that you did to me." Boykiller finds confidence in vulnerability and offers the result over particularly badass beats. Twelve Thousand Armies and Little Bull Lee open. —Ashleigh Phillips