Monday, January 28, 2013

The Wives at Arlene's Grocery

Periodically, music swings back to the two- or three-chord gritty rock and roll, and probably no one does it as fast as the Wives, who ended a residency at Arlene's Grocery tonight. Their music harks back to 1960s groups like the Seeds or the Music Machine and today's groups like Gasoline Heart. The band's aggressive music may stem from aggressive personalities. Halfway through the set, the two guitarists fought on stage, broken up by one of their friends who jumped on stage to separate them; between songs later on the two literally kissed and made up on stage.