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Electric Six

Love and indifference are your only real options with Detroit-based sextet Electric Six. Their remarkable production values are unaffected: Singer Dick Valentine begins shows wearing a customized cape ("FLASHY") for the song "Flashy Man," removing it at song's end to reveal a second customized cape ("SHOWTIME") for "It's Showtime." His showmanship is such that his wearing 16 such capes would actually be feasible. But these dudes will clearly outlive the hedonistic disco rock that their "hit" "Gay Bar" appeared to be spoofing back in 2003, and they're still a fuckin' hoot live. The nonchalantly salacious bassist (this band's personnel history is confusing, but I think his name is Smorgasbord!) grinds lasciviously to both "Gay Bar" and "Gay Bar Part Two" as well as other key jams like "Improper Dancing" and "Dance Epidemic."

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Rob Harvilla
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