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Prizzy Prizzy Please

8 p.m. Friday, January 16. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.

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Prizzy Prizzy Please is a hard act to get one's head around, what with its oddly shaped sound collages and sudden genre-bending. At times, the Bloomington, Indiana, quartet channels the spirit of blistering and energized hardcore punk — but then, just as easily, it can blend '70s avant-punk/funk fusion with melodic pop. But the band's hyper-self-aware brand of goofy weirdness only works because it's backed up by some serious musicality, endless energy and challenging arrangements. "Campfire Girls Weekend Party" bounces along on a danceable rhythm-section lockdown and an infectious, soulful falsetto melody line — while "Flash Taco" sounds more like Black Flag crossed with a low-budget television-commercial jingle.

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