Eight Gigs: Slutzville
Fri., May 26, 9 p.m., On the Y, $5-$10
Grass Valley queer punk band Slutzville writes stripped down, fast-paced music with creative and hard-edged melodies. As a duo, vocalist-guitarist Jessi Permenter and drummer-vocalist Natalie Thompson perform straightforward and unapologetic songs from their full-length album D.I.Y or Die. Their lyrics cast a wide net on relatable topics, like not wanting to go to work and heartless significant others. But it’s the song “Mind Your Business” that really sums up the band’s POV: “I won’t tell you how to live your life / So watch your fucking business when it comes to mine.” One thing’s for sure: Slutzville keeps it real. 670 Fulton Avenue, www.facebook.com/slutzville.