Hot Dog Sandwich, June 8, Liquid
Bart and Steff Bell have been making, um, beautiful music together for years. They're a happily married couple, they work together, and they've been in the punk/rock/cover band Hot Dog Sandwich since they started it nearly 15 years ago. HDS started with four members. Bart, who was the tour manager for Caustic Resin for a few years, said although he liked the other members of the band, he and Steff decided it would be much easier if it were just the two of them.
"I don't have to deal with anyone else's schedule," Bart said. "I turn to Steff and ask her. She always says yes."
From years spent at Burning Man, the Bells have their DIY process down to a science. They dress in handmade costumes for every show, they print their own fliers and T-shirts and, with the help of a few guest musicians, they record their own CDs, preferring a rougher raw sound--and mostly "Short Songs"--to anything too polished.
On their newest release, Armpit Radio, the Bells blast out 38 tracks that include a number of original songs, many of which are less than a minute long, as well as covers of Heart's "Barracuda" and Suicidal Tendencies' "Subliminal." Go to the CD release party for Armpit Radio, and listen for the Dead Kennedys' "Short Songs," in which they poke fun at another local string and sticks duo, PussyGutt.
9 p.m. with The Meatballs and Social Antidote, FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., liquidboise.com.