Electric Six

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 8 p.m.

Where: The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego | get directions

Cost: $15

Age limit: 21+

Rarely does a year go by without one or two releases from prolific Detroit hard rockers Electric Six, who arrived on the scene running in 2003 with comedic hit singles for “Gay Bar” (whose video was a softcore Abraham Lincoln fantasy) and “Danger! High Voltage.” The video for the latter includes singer Dick Valentine wearing electric underwear during a three-way sexual encounter with a stuffed moose…I did say comedic, right? If you take a lot of stock in who a band cites as influences, then be advised (or warned, as the case may be) that Valentine lists his favored forbearers as “Rock Me Amadeus” star Falco, Devo mastermind Mark Mothersbaugh, and occasional Frank Zappa co-conspirator Captain Beefheart.

The fourteenth Electric Six studio album dropped in October, Bride of the Devil, which they’ll be featuring heavily when they play the Casbah on March 28. They’re also said to be doing unplugged versions of several tracks, previewing an upcoming Kickstarter-funded acoustic release called Chill Out, as well as performing a selection of covers heard on their Kickstarter-funded double album You’re Welcome!, which came out last year.


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