It has been increasingly common for indie band members to play in more than one project at the same time. There are several reasons for this: economic necessity, creative differences, filling the calendar to name a few. Case in point...Frankie Rose and The Outs, a Brooklyn based all female band fronted by the seemingly controversial Frankie Rose (hence the name). Her resume includes drumming for high profile New York indie bands Vivian Girls and Crystal Stilts. Rose's most recent affiliation was with LA buzz band Dum Dum Girls. Going from garage to lo fi to a more pop oriented song structure brings the listener up to date. The eponymous debut full length doesn't totally abandon Rose's musical past, but gives her creative control in the finished project. Moving from one band to another has been good and bad for Frankie. Currently living on the east coast (California born and raised) has afforded Rose many opportunities in the busy NY indie scene. It is also interesting to get one's perspective on all female bands. Rather than enter that discussion, I would rather focus on the music, and this band is definitely worth a listen. The opportunity to watch the band perform is this Friday at the very intimate Tin Can in Banker's Hill. A good way to usher in the weekend.
Hunx and His Punx and Colleen Green set the stage.
Watch a video of Candy below.