Week's Worst: Semi Precious Weapons

By Chris Parker
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Semi Precious Weapons is a band that invests more energy in how they look than how they sound, which is fine for those that treat music more like a fashion accessory than a craft. Obviously this works better if you have tits and/or high-concept outfits designed by the Mad Hatter. Absent that frontman Justin Tranter borrows liberally—aping Ziggy Stardust’s androgyny, copping over-the-top sexual innuendo from Thrill Kill Cult, and modeling their sound after Poison, if they had at least a passing awareness of ripping off the New York Dolls. This calculated pillaging of glam iconography possesses the depth of a commercial and holds your attention nearly as long.

Tues., Oct. 5
7pm
$15-$17
With Breedlove + Lady Starlight.
North Star Bar
27th and Poplar sts.
215.787.0488.
northstarbar.com

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