Will's Dirty Laundry offers alternative to cringey Cinco parties with Gringo Star

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Look, we have to level with you: Cinco de Mayo is not our favorite fake holiday. While the idea of a day celebrating Mexican-American heritage is fine and dandy with us, May 5 has been usurped by fratty white kids looking for an excuse to get drunk, wear sombreros and fake mustaches, and somehow get a pass for celebrating racism. But we do love a party. So while the Basic Beckys and Brads pose for some selfies that will embarrass their grandchildren at certain downtown venues, we'll be up on Mills Avenue for this outdoor rager that combines three local powerhouses – the Sh-Booms, the Woolly Bushmen and the Palmettes – with Gringo Star, the cult Atlanta psych-garage band with an uncannily accurate name. The show takes place at the Dirty Laundry outdoor stage – formerly an actual laundromat – so expect it to adhere to a tight schedule to avoid incurring the wrath of the neighbors.

with Gringo Star, the Sh-Booms, the Woolly Bushmen, the Palmettes | 7 p.m. | Will's Dirty Laundry, 1036 N. Mills Ave. | willspub.org | $8


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