Rock & Pop

T-Rextasy/Leggy/Half An Animal/Thee Hundos (in the Locker Room)

When: Thu., Feb. 2, 9 p.m. 2017

Like Weird Al colliding with DIY feminist pop punk, T-Rextasy blends driving guitars, an almost cartoonishly-accented, hilarious vocalist, and background yells into a tremendously energetic and danceable concoction. The five-piece band (drummer Ebun Nazon-Power, guitarists Lena Abraham and Vera Kahn, and Oberlin students Annie Fidoten on the bass and Lyris Faron on lead vocals) have been buzzing since last year’s debut album, Jurassic Punk. The record has been buoyed by their rollicking stand-out track, “Gap Yr Boiz,” an anti-ode to voluntourist high school-grads described by NPR as “anthem for anyone who finds joy in hate-reading travel blogs and punching up at privilege.” Specific perhaps, but wildly enjoyable nonetheless. With biting, playful lyrics (‘Don’t call me ‘cupcake’ or ‘honey pie’ / Pet names make me want to fucking die’) and a bright, catchy sound, T-Rextasy is a politically poignant band that seems to be having a shit ton of fun fighting the man. Catch them at Mahall’s 20 Lanes in Lakewood, co-headlining with Cincinnati punk rockers Leggy and supported by Half An Animal and Thee Hundos. (Lawrence Neil)

Price: $5

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