Weirdo rockers the Movie Star Junkies hail from Italy, but the band’s flailing blend of punk, garage, blues and psych could have only resulted from a fervent consumption of American music. The group’s latest music has revealed a latent Nick Cave/Birthday Party influence, vaguely gothic and speckled with doom. Thanks largely to flailing singer Stephen Isaiah, the Junkies’ live show is a thing to behold. If it’s flailing frontmen you’re after, you better not miss Timmy and the Tumblers, which has quietly become one of the best rock bands in town. Singer Tim Schreiber’s incredible pipes are matched only by his madcap energy, which he channels into acrobatic, crowd-parting somersaults—all without missing a note.
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