Thunderbirds are Now! and Rahim bring some sass to your pants - Oh My Rockness

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Thunderbirds are Now! and Rahim bring some sass to your pants

March 01, 2006
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You can kill two birds with one stone (somewhere PETA is frowning), because two of our very favorite bands are playing together this week. Both Rahim and Thunderbirds are Now! put on entirely energetic shows that will be bring some serious sass to your pants. Start your weekend early and rock these mischievously disjointed rhythms.

Headlining this friendly battle between Frenchkiss label mates is Thunderbirds are Now! Yee-haw, these guys rule! If anyone has seen these guys play, you don't need to be convinced that their live shows border on legendary. (If you saw them and didn't think so, you probably weren't drunk enough.) Detroit's TAN! play catchy keyboard rock with much help from wiry post-punk guitars, killer cowbells and even maracas. This is rhythm rock with a sly, rambunctious spirit that will get even the meekest of the meek up to dance. Ok maybe they won't get all you shy dudes to actually dance, but at the very least, they'll certainly inspire a vigorous nod of enthusiasm. Yelps, wails and struts to synths. What else do you need?

Yeah, I know we at Oh My Rockness talk about Rahim ALL THE TIME, but what can we do? Our hands our tied on this one... if you come across a band on whose music you can depend, you must recommend. Rahim is hands-down one of our favorite new bands. Think melodic, art-pop similar to Afghan Whigs meets Les Savy Fav meets a dash of D.C. Dischord. Rahim have tremendously strong melodies supported by a plastic-whistle-blowing drummer, a keyboardist/bassist/sometime drummer, and a guitarist/vocalist who spins his clever web of words into something that actually rocks. It's refreshing to see a band live who are actually into what they're playing, and excited about being on stage. If you guys have fun up there, we have fun down here. And Rahim shows are always fun. Get there early and see them rock out. They're seriously better than Hirickey's chicken pad thai.

Thunderbirds are Now! and Rahim play Beat Kitchen, Thursday, March 9th

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