by Robert Bell
BOW WOW WOW, GENE LOVES JEZEBEL
8 p.m. Juanita's. $15 adv., $20 day of.
Everybody knows Bow Wow Wow's cover of the '60s garage rock nugget "I Want Candy," and rightfully so; it's a perfect slice of punky early '80s pop. But the band was much more than a one-hit wonder. There's "C30, C60, C90, Go," the ode to the beloved blank cassette ("Now I don't need no album rack / I carry my collection over my back") and "Do You Wanna Hold Me?" (It should be noted that original singer Annabella Lwin is not in the band these days.)
And then you've got Gene Loves Jezebel, the undisputed masters of goth-lite guitar rock ("Desire" and "Jealous" were hits). For rockers of a certain vintage, this bill will be a ticket straight back to mascara-streaked early '80s pop heaven.
The Big Dam Horns open the show.