SCREAMING FEMALES (London Lexington, 09/09/11)
It’s been a while since a band I’ve known nothing about have blown me away with such panache as Screaming Females. Marissa Pasternoster may seem like an unlikely guitar hero with her conservative dress-sense, miniscule stature and unassuming demeanour, but man, she can sure rock the hell out with the best of them. If the Thermals sounded less like Green Day and more like Dinosaur Jr (with hints of Sleater-Kinney and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs), they might sound as good as this. One of the most enjoyable performances I’ve seen this year.
(Photo: Kimberly Powenski)