Thursday, April 28 – CSS, Sleigh Bells
Cansei de Ser Sexy is a tough band to read. The Brazilian outfit rides an ever-evaporating line between making fun of gleefully vacant party animal hipsters and representing the real thing. Their moniker is Portuguese for “I’m tired of being sexy,” and their electro-fied indie rock/dance punk is preoccupied with boozing and screwing, with lyrical shallowness exacerbated by disjointed English. On the satirical side, the crisp, whirring “Art Bitch” does a competent job of mocking artists who value flash and attitude over actual substance, with vocalist Lovefoxxx providing a solid opening punch: “My art is called egocentric soft porno / Or maybe it’s just narcissism.” But on the other hand, CSS are responsible for the childish and trite “Music Is My Hot Hot Sex,” the hipster-baiting “Let’s Make Love and Listen To Death From Above” and a lousy take on J. Lo’s “Jenny From the Block.” Either way, there’s something fascinating about their angle. –Reyan Ali (with Sleigh Bells; 8 p.m. at Firestone Live, 578 N. Orange Ave.; $17-$20; 407-872-0066; firestonelive.net)
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