Like many people in their early 30s, I have a somewhat nostalgically wistful relationship with the alternative rock of the mid-to-late ’90s. I bought CMJ New Music Monthly. I made sad and regrettable purchases based on CD sampler bundled within. (Thanks for nothing, For Squirrels.) I worked shifts at college radio stations no one actually listened to. And now, enough time has passed to make hearing some of that era’s music bring about deluded memories of days gone by. Those of you who happen to live in Los Angeles can turn your evening out into an opening montage of 90210 this week at the Troubadour, when a Superdrag/Kay Hanley double bill hits the stage.
Superdrag are in full reunion mode, after lead singer John Davis’ dalliance with Christian rock, and recording new material. Meanwhile, Hanley has been singing backup for Miley Cyrus and trying to teach herself how to properly use a curling iron. Either way, both acts were better than the Refreshments.
Superdrag – Destination Ursa Major:
Superdrag – Sucked Out
Letters To Cleo – Awake
Letters To Cleo – I See