The Bluebonnets Deserve Better Than They Got Saturday

The Bluebonnets Continental Club March 21, 2015

Austin hard rockers the Bluebonnets do for me what that other, more famous all-female Texas band, the Trishas, don't: they rock your ass off and make you feel like having animal sex in the outdoors. You know, the way rock and roll used to make you feel before you thought it was maybe undignified?

As I watched former Go-Go Kathy Valentine, monster guitarist Eve Monsees, bassist Dominique Davallos, and drummer Kristy McKinnis roar through a rip-snorting 90-minute set of rock and rollers that included a blast-furnace cover of Roy Head's classic "Treat Her Right," it struck me that I want my eight-year old granddaughter to grow up to be in a band like this, not in a band like the Trishas. Not that the Trishas aren't pretty good, it's just a matter of style and attitude.

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William Michael Smith