Live Tonight: Women

Tuesday, May 5

Women, Meat Draw
The Club (The Exchange)

Regina's been pretty lucky when it comes to Women. Tonight will be the third time they've toured through our town since the release of their self-titled debut, and they've been great every time. They've been compared to hip bands galore, but it's a futile task: they're mutating, strange indie rock defies description, both live and on their amazing record. Not only that, but they've got cred points galore: 1) Their album was recorded by Chad VanGaalen and released on his label, Flemish Eye. 2) In the States, it's being put out by Jagjaguwar. If you aren't familiar with that label, they're clearly the coolest of the American indies. If Sub Pop is Anthony Michael Hall, Merge is Emilio Estevez, and Matador is the moody kleptomaniac from The Breakfast Club, then Jagjaguwar is Judd Nelson, all complicated and flawed but clearly the coolest of them all and leaving at the end of the day with Molly Ringwald. (For the sake of our argument, Ringwald is Secretly Canadian.) 3) This means less and less these days, but Pitchfork loved the album.

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