Los Angeles-based “ravesploitation” duo Captain Ahab plays unashamedly loud, hyperactive electro-pop-punk: think Mark Mothersbaugh plus Andrew W.K in a wacky Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! aesthetic. On their latest album, The End of Irony, Ahab focuses on blunt humor on songs such as “I Don’t Have a Dick” and the instructional “How 2 Party.” Ahab’s Jonathan Snipes has explained the inspiration behind the album as a “rejection of guilty pleasures”–as far as their live show is concerned, you can expect them to also reject their clothes before crowd surfing. With Sickboy and Aleister X.
Sun., April 17, 7 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 6, 2011