If the Replacements were ghoulish teenage girls raised on a strict diet of Chuck Berry outtakes, the Sandwitches would be their biggest fans. Moaning and howling out harmonized orders to go "Back to the Sea" or "Mary Me," lead vocalists and guitar players Heidi Alexander and Grace Cooper are backed by the roughed-up, spare drumming of Lance Kramer. The whole caboodle is just back in town after playing an Austin music festival we're sick of hearing about, as well as new festival MtyMx in Monterrey, Mexico. Be prepared for "Beatle Scream," which really lives up to its name.
The Sandwitches and Hobocop open for the Growlers.
Thu., April 8, 8 p.m., 2010