The Heels

The Heels' high-energy punk rock sounds exactly like what you'd expect to hear from a quartet of fishnet-and-leopard-print-wearing rocker chicks (and one man) who call their audience members "sluts" and sing songs about having flash floods in their pants. Loud, fast, bouncy and sexually explicit, these women put on a messy rock show that translates best in a gritty dive -- though the Heels have landed some cush gigs, like a stint opening up for X at the Showbox last year. And yet, while the Heels' quickdraw drums and simply phrased lyrics scream "punk," the euphemisms and a pop sensibility keep things light-hearted and more approachable than some of the band's fem-punk predecessors. With Autolite Strike, The Laundronauts. SARA BRICKNER

Fri., July 16, 10 p.m., 2010

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