When: Tue., Sept. 13, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. 2016
If you like your rock ’n’ roll with equal dollops of grit and grease, scariness and sex appeal, you probably want to make your way to the Death Valley Girls show heading to Spokane. The Los Angeles quartet led by singer Bonnie Bloomgarden and guitarist Larry Schemel specializes in tunes that are both catchy as hell and a little bit foreboding, making the listening experience one of joyful whiplash. The band’s second album, Glow in the Dark, arrived in June, and retro-tinged tracks like the organ-fueled “Disco” and feedback-laced “Death Valley Boogie” are instant earworms for anyone with a taste for psychedelic garage rock. Their band mantra comes from the ’70s sexploitation flick Switchblade Sisters: “Everybody’s gotta be in a gang.” This is one you’ll want to join.