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The Hideout Hosts Night Of Local Girl Power Tomorrow

By Casey Moffitt in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 3, 2014 5:30PM

Lil Tits photo via the band's Facebook page

The Hideout has an exciting night of local, female-fronted bands tomorrow night, but it's the show's opener, Lil Tits, that has us the most jazzed.

Raw, brash, and in-your-face, Lil Tits blasts noisy punk nuggets in short bursts. All their songs hover around the two-minute mark and they are all capable of knocking you on your ass.

It's hard to call Lil Tits "musical," but that's OK. Think of Earth A.D.-era Misfits without the goofy horror movie theme and you have a good idea of what to expect. There's a lot of pounding riffs, screaming, guitar feedback and pummeling rhythms with nasty song titles like "Slayride" and "Cokestroke."

Everything there is to love about punk rock is in this wicked power trio. It's loud, ugly, noisy and gutsy. Yes, we said gutsy. It takes a lot of guts to run around town calling you band Lil Tits, but it's a big reason why we've fallen in love with them.

Also on the bill is Strawberry Jacuzzi, whose set should prove a cool foil to Lil Tits. They're kind of everything Lil Tits isn't, but that doesn't mean they're not a lot of fun.

Where Lil Tits prides itself on trashy rock songs, Strawberry Jacuzzi plays sugary pop tunes with a black, sordid heart. Although these two bands take very different approaches musically, they both a share a brash attitude.

Strawberry Jacuzzi's latest release, Love Is For Suckers, features jaded songs about romance. "Bucket of Puke" is a sort pop-punk version of George and Ira Gershwin's "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," but with a bitter ending. The title track has a sweet melody backed by giddy glockenspiel line, but lyrically is a rather bleak take on commitment and log-lasting relationships.

"Maybe one day I'll meet your parents/ Wear a white dress and have some children/ Maybe one day I'll settle down/ But right now that sounds awful," sings a sweet voice over the candy covered tune.

Earth Girls headlines the bill with their fast-paced, powerful pop tunes. This pop-punk act features members of local acts Broken Prayer and Boilermen. On their latest EP, The Wrong Side of History, Earth Girls throw in a few curveball changes, straying from comfortable pentatonic familiarities that are jarring, yet pretty interesting.

Earth Girls, Strawberry Jacuzzi and Lil Tits perform at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia Ave.) at 9 p.m. Thursday Dec. 4. $8. Minors younger than 21 allowed with parent or guardian.