The album art for “The Teaches of Peaches,” Peaches’ (aka Toronto-native Merrill Nisker’s) breakthrough 2000 debut, features a close-up of her hot-pants-clad crotch. This former elementary-school teacher’s following three albums are titled “Fatherfucker,” “Impeach My Bush” and “I Feel Cream” and have songs named “Fuck the Pain Away,” “Diddle My Skittle” and “Tent in Your Pants.” With such sexually explicit material and an equally shocking stage show, it might seem strange to hear 2009’s “I Feel Cream” be described as mature. But as Nisker says, “I just didn’t want everything to have a punch line [this time],” and she reveals vulnerability never before seen, particularly on “Lose You” and “Talk to Me.” Of course, even at 42, Peaches is still Peaches— just give “Mommy Complex” or “Billionaire” a spin. Though her latest effort may be deemed mature by critics, expect a typical Peaches show: tricked-out keytars, mimed handjobs and costume changes galore. What better way to spend a Friday night than at a dirty-sexy, hot ‘n’ sweaty dance party? (Kelley Hecker)
November 20 at Metro, 3730 N. Clark, (773)549-0203. 10pm. $23-$26.