Buzz or howl under the influence
There’s typically a 20-year lag between an original pop-cultural explosion and its inevitable revisiting. And while the more obvious cues from the 1980s—Elroy and Judy-style new wave, and poodle-head metal—are nicked by the less-imaginative, some people zero in on what really was going on, as in the melodious machine-shop antics of My Bloody Valentine and the Jesus & Mary Chain. That is to say that if you want to contemplate your shoelaces while shards of deeply romantic sonic bliss slice through your cranium anytime soon, you should go see Electro Group on Tuesday, August 26, at the Capitol Garage at 1427 L Street. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., the cover’s $6, and also on the bill are Absinthe Blind, Lassie Foundation and Rob McColley.