Tonight, Bucky Sinister gets onstage at Roommates from Hell and tells stories about his crappy roommates. Think about that: The punk-rock poet and comedian, who has books called All Blacked Out and Nowhere to Go and Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos, talks about how roomies tortured him, not the other way around. Because we're sure Sinister was the subject of a few house meetings himself; he's probably done things to a chore wheel or a housemate's signed tub of yogurt that you shouldn't repeat, much less think about. Think Iggy Pop with his jar of peanut butter. But here's the good part: Imagine how crazy those roommates must have been, and consequently how great Sinister's stories must be, if Sinister was on the side of the righteous. Same goes with Lynn Breedlove, the founder of the dyke-punk band Tribe 8. In her heyday, she probably cut people a lot of slack; you probably had to do a lot more than leave the house with the shower running to piss her off. We're guessing you had to be completely crazy: If you're a nuisance to punks, you're a drop-dead calamity to regular folk. Also on the bill are Sherilyn Connelly, Attaboy, Beth Lisick, and many others, none of whom have walked the line perfectly over the years. Everyone has crappy-roommate stories, of course, but the best come from those gutsy enough to split rent with crazy people.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Sept. 17. Continues through Sept. 25, 2010