Music » Makin' the Scene

Electric Grandmother

With Presque Vu and Weird Paul Petroskey. 9 p.m. Friday, November 23. Bela Dubby, 13321 Madison Ave., 216-221-4479.

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Wielding a keyboard, Columbus' Electric Grandmother (pictured) sings about '80s sitcoms like a punk-rock Weird Al. For now, songs like "Dragnet '87" represent the undisputed pinnacle of an uncrowded genre the 'Mother calls sitcomcore. Opening act Presque Vu features the musical two-thirds of alt-rap group Johnny La Rock & Mush Mouth, joined by RMS for a group in the vein of DJ Shadow, Boards of Canada, and Alias. Beats come first, lyrics come last — if at all. The music does the talkin'.

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