When: Sat., May 12, 9 p.m. 2012
Everyone has one song they're willing to break out at any social occasion, absolutely certain it'll be a hit no matter who's there. For the second half of the aughts, I would play Electric Six's "Danger! High Voltage" whenever a party looked like it was headed for an early demise. I'd sing it whenever the queue at a karaoke bar got clogged with requests for sappy, melodramatic ballads. Basically, whenever I had a spare moment, you were going to hear that song. Its sleek funk groove and goofy good-time lyrics—delivered as a tug-of-war between the bombastic growl of front man Dick Valentine and the high-pitched yawp of guest vocalist Jack White—always hit the mark. If folks lit up for "Danger! High Voltage," I might try to roll out some of the other barn burners from the Detroit group's 2003 debut, Fire, which could quickly turn into playing the entire album. Playing the entire album is exactly what Electric Six intend to do at this show—and of all the concerts lately that have involved bands reproducing "classic" albums onstage, this is one of the few that's guaranteed to be a rager. —Leor Galil Andy D opens.