When: Fri., June 8, 10 p.m. 2012
Currently there seems to be a lot of demand for sunny, punky, female-fronted bubblegum bands, but in certain corners of the world—including my household—that sound is never not in style. Local four-piece Swimsuit Addition list several totally made-up genres on their Bandcamp page (among them "gypsy-bitch" and "kindercunt"), but once you hit "play" you realize pretty quickly that they're just a straightforward rock outfit that covers all the ground you could want a punky female-fronted bubblegum band to cover: Joan Jett, Bikini Kill's attempts to sound like Joan Jett, et cetera. Their recent Kittyhawk EP is a sugar-buzz blast of fresh air, and their even more recent single, "Gimme! Gimme!," is so tightly wound you may want to start a circle pit in your living room. —Miles Raymer White Mystery headlines; Total Slacker, Swimsuit Addition, and Night Manager open.