Black Crystal Wolf Kids, Ninja Betty and the Nunchix, Luffy

Black Crystal Wolf Kids

Inspired by the audience participation of the Flaming Lips, the anything-goes attitude of The Henry Clay People, and the over-the-toppedness of 80s tribute bands like Fast Times, Black Crystal Wolf Kids are the world's first indie-rock tribute band, paying costumed, sing-along-encouraged homage to the best music of right now (from MGMT to Phoenix to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) as well as indie's storied past (Pavement; the Pixies; et al).

They're also something of an all-star band in their own right: frontman Jeff Miller, drummer Gregg Levinson, and guitarist/singer Bernard Levin all did time in the now-defunct band City Museum, while keyboardist/singer Valerie Taylor also plays with The Valley Players Club (among others) and bassist Marc Gasway also can be seen onstage with The Sexies and Candypants. "I'd gotten sick of going to see indie-rock shows on the Eastside with great, fun bands, and seeing the audience standing still with their arms crossed," says Miller, semi-ironically. "The music is great -- why not have fun and sing along to it??"

That attitude's also led to on-stage appearances from members of some of LA's best actual indie-rock bands, from Coachella main stage act Steel Train to Spaceland headliners Wires in the Walls to KCRW mainstays Oliver Future to multiple OC Music Award winners Dusty Rhodes and the River Band, with near-nightly sit ins from among LA's indie cognoscenti. "I guess," Miller says, "sometimes even serious musicians like to have a little fun themselves."

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Sunday, May 12 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Satellite

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