This Spain-bred-and-based band is one of the most fascinating alternative groups to have emerged in the international music scene in a long time, and they are ripe for discovery by wider audiences. Led by co-founders Mistehr Furia and Professor Manso, the band takes the stage with an energetic and eclectic blend of electronics and rock.
Among the best tunes on their latest release “Modular” (Nacional Records) is the Spanish-language “Sampleame,” with lyrics that acknowledge the use of samples from other artists and that blatantly borrows from The Beatles’ “Day Tripper” and The Rolling Stones’ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” when played live. Another notable tune from the same release is “Tokyo,” a David Bowie-inspired number that talks about visiting the Japanese capital that takes on special poignancy in light of recent events.
The band members are highly accomplished musicians, alternating between electric bass, guitars and keyboards. Their set includes everything from progressive-like rock to dance music, funk and metal, which always gets the crowd to its feet. And that is what the Pinker Tones are all about—creating a party atmosphere and making sure everyone has a great time as a result. (Ernest Barteldes)
April 14, at Green Dolphin Street, 2200 North Ashland, (773)395-0066, 9pm. $10-$15.