Flip the switch and they sing-sing!
Julius and Ethel got nothing on this New York band: Not only are the Rosenbergs a power-pop combo, as in “Mommy’s all right, Daddy’s all right, they just seem a little weird,” but they record for the Discipline Global Mobile label, as in intense King Crimson calculus-rock guitarist Robert Fripp; they’re on a tour sponsored by Napster, as in controversial Internet file-sharing program reviled by corporate media; and they bailed on an appearance on Farmclub, as in corporate media Venus flytrap masquerading as an aw-shucks talent show—once they realized they’d be signing over their everlasting souls to Vivendi Universal. At 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, the Rosenbergs play the Roadhouse at 1556 Bell Ave. (not the north-south Bell that runs parallel to and between Howe and Fulton, but the east-west Bell a few blocks north of I-80 off Raley Boulevard) with the Brodie Stewart Band and Victory Gin. Door price is $6. Ages 21 and over only.