Lookin’ for a kiss
Arthur “Killer” Kane recently died. But before he left the planet, the New York Dolls bassist got to reunite, for some shows in London, with David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain—the other two living members of the band that once restored bloated rock ’n’ roll to its essential basics, before the Ramones ever got around to showing up. Even though most people didn’t get the Dolls in 1973, they left a mighty fine legacy of attitude and swaggering noise, which occasionally turns up on local stages even today. Take the aptly named Supermodel Suicide, a band currently raising a racket around these parts, which makes the kind of party-time sonic blast that would put a smile on Johnny Thunders’ face. And he’s been dead for years. You can check the band out at a $10 all-ages show at 8 p.m. Friday, July 30, at the Capitol Garage, 1427 L Street, with American Heartache and Another Day Off.