Its hardly contrarian to admit it, unless you subscribe to Us Weekly, but we dont bloody care about the royal wedding going on across the pond today; it aint our taxes buying the filigreed carriages, saffron-and-opium apertifs, and whatever else is afoot over there. However, well endlessly toast to the London that the Kills deliver: glamorously tough blues-rock, teetering at the lip of duo Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hinces taut sexual chemistry and explosive yet heartfelt call-and-responses. Both have had their distracting dalliances latelyMosshart with Jack White in the terrific Dead Weather, Hince with libertine supermodel fiancée Kate Mossbut new album Blood Pressures (their fourth) plants them squarely where they belong: with each other, and happily ferocious in a terrific new snap of tunes. Theyre the real rock n roll deal, and dont think they dont know it. With Cold Cave and the Entrance Band.
Fri., April 29, 9 p.m., 2011