Hot Cha Cha, in the flesh
hosts a riotous bill of epic proportions tonight. First up are long-distance-locals the Natural Selection
. If you missed our feature a few weeks ago
-- or missed the band's show then -- here's your chance to catch the act's funk-da-fied dance party again. Also on the bill is Cleveland's own Hot Cha Cha.
The band makes the Yeah Yeah Yeahs look like a coffeehouse acoustic act. Says D.X. Ferris in last week's paper
The all-woman quartet's fuzzed-out guitars, can't-sit-still beats and
Teutonic-angel vocals are accurately classifiable as ethereal
indie-garage pop, melodic punk or raw-nerve alternative. Singer Jovana
Batkovic says you check them out if you want to "cry, laugh or
masturbate -- but mainly to actually see a live show and be entertained." The group's set is always a hot-and-bothered experience, and they throw in covers such as the Cure's "Boys Don't Cry."
MP3: Natural Selection, "Down Elevator"
MP3: Hot Cha Cha, "Ticket Away from Prague"