I headed out to a dive bar in Allston last night to hear my assistant Chris and her band, the Killer Abs. The Killer Abs are five women ranging in age (I'm guessing) from about 25-40. They play mostly punk covers - the Clash, the Sex Pistols, &c - with a few other things thrown in. For example, their set last night opened with the "Fat Albert" theme and ended with a medley that included the Beastie Boys' "Fight For Your Right (to Party)".
They absolutely rocked.
What they lacked in technical chops they more than made up for in energy and humor. The drummer beat the stuffing out of her kit - she hit the drums hard. Chris kept a driving pace on the bass. The singer - the youngest and most petite of the bunch - kept a snarl and a smile. "Fuck you," she shouted at the end of the set, "and thanks a lot." There may be nothing more fun than punk performed with a postmodern sensibility.
The Killer Abs play frequently around Boston, often at the Abbey Lounge in Somerville and occasionally at the Middle East in Cambridge. If you are in the area, it's worth giving them a listen. It's a fun show.