Editors' pick

Pierced Arrows

Indie
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Editorial Review

Many married couples shape their travel plans to be a little more comfortable once they reach age 60. Maybe you go on a cruise or take a relaxing vacation somewhere warm. Fred and Toody Cole don't do that. They still trudge around the country delivering sharp blasts of backwoods, garage-rock fury, just as they've done for the past 25 years. The only difference is that they used to use the name Dead Moon and now they call themselves Pierced Arrows. Their second album as Pierced Arrows is another shot of authentic rock-and-roll that bands half their age would be lucky to match in terms of energy and execution. Worthy opening act J Roddy Walston and the Business perform roadhouse rock anthems that should nicely set the tone for the evening at DC9.

--Davied Malitz, March 2010