If you were around in the days of punk and New Wave, this publicity photo of The Cute Lepers is a throwback. And so is the band’s music: “Terminal Boredom” has the herky-jerky quality of the quirkiest punk and New Wave. They walk the walk and dress the part. And because their song is so, ah, cute … we’ll let you know that the Seattle-based band is appearing in Houston on Wednesday (August 27) at Walter’s on Washington, 4215 Washington Ave.
They are touring to support the new album Can’t Stand Modern Music on Blackheart Records (yes, Joan Jett’s label). Alternative Press raves, “Catchy and crisp, it’s just raw enough to tart the sweetness.” OK … but if you still wear skinny ties and checkered deck shoes, this is the show for you. Ten bucks cover, three other bands on the bill, music starts at 8 p.m. and this is an all-ages show.
The Cute Lepers MySpace page
YouTube: “Terminal Boredom”