But ever the quintessential frontman, Argiro has cool and charm to spare. And while he still plays with Le Mood, in recent months he's joined the international quartet The Killing Floor, started in London but now based between there and Brooklyn (of course). This project is darker and even more Anglophilic, but mining a different era in England's wealthy rock past.
TKF songs like "Stealing Prayers" hinge on post-punk minor-key chord stabs, with the kind of crotch-pumping, anthemic choruses that would make Billy Idol cry more, more more. But as with anything Argiro touches, there's enough pop sheen to ensnare the unsuspecting. The Killing Floor brings rock and roll slaughter to two intimate local venues this weekend, Friday at the Bubble in Fort Lauderdale, and Saturday at Propaganda in Lake Worth.
The Killing Floor, with Dooms De Pop and others. Friday, September 11. The Bubble, 810 NE 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Show starts at 9 p.m., admission is $5. All ages. 954-562-3804
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With Alex Nelson. Saturday, September 12. Propaganda, 6 S. J. St., Lake Worth. Show starts at 8 p.m., admission is $5, Ages 21+ with ID, 561-547-7273; propagandalw.com