Concerts

Thursday: Gravy Train!!!! at White Room

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Gravy Train!!!!

I was debating whether to start this post with "All aboard the Gravy Train!!!!" But, er, I resisted the temptation. But don't resist on checking out the California quartet Gravy Train!!!! (yes, the exclamation points are part of the name, I suppose to express utter joy) at White Room this Thursday.

The band, whose members are Chunx, Funx, Hunx and Junx (see a pattern?), rose to prominence at the beginning of the decade when electroclash was at its peak. While similar artists have gone the way of the dinosaur (see Avenue D, Fannypack), they outlived the genre's looming expiration date by gaining a devoted following and updating their sound as the years went by. Whether you label them queercore, electropop, or just plainly punk rock, their songs a quick, catchy and full of sexual references.

Check out the video for "Club Situation," off the 2007 release All The Sweet Stuff, after the jump.

Gravy Train!!!! performs Thursday at White Room (1306 N Miami Ave., Miami) along with Jose El Rey and Mission Veo. Doors open at 8 p.m. All ages. Tickets available for $10 at epoplife.com.

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as MiamiNights.com and OnBeat.com. He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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