Singer-songwriter Mimi Oz brings something sexy, fun and unexpected to everything she does. Crossing genres like a musical road-tripper—burning rubber down indie-rock freeways, caroming over art-pop foothills, cruising through valleys of bad-attitude blues and country ballads—her energy is more focused, but in no way diminished, as the leader of New York City band Rooster. With a sound that recalls Regina Spektor with a Canadian accent or Ani DiFranco with a sense of humor, Oz inspires audiences to groove along—and maybe get busy afterward. Thursday’s show also features Brooklyn band The Come On, as well as locals Georgia Dish Boys and Gumshoe, the latter of which is debuting its new lineup.
GEORGIA DISH BOYS New local rock group fronted by singer-songwriter Seth Martin.
ROOSTER Brooklyn, NY band with country and punk influences, fronted by songwriter Mimi Oz. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.
THE COME ON New York-based folk-rock duo.
GUMSHOE Lean, darkly evocative rock songs with vivid imagery, courtesy of frontman Andy Dixon's weirdo-as-Everyman lyrics.