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The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs are slated to prowl the 15th Street Tavern on Saturday, March 2, in the company of Hemi Cuda and Jet Black Joy -- and the choice of the verb "prowl" isn't simply a failed attempt at cleverness. (Actually, it probably is, but bear with us.) As demonstrated by last year's Triple X release Waiting for the Death of My Generation, this pack of Los Angeles-based rock-and-roll animals is heavily influenced by the Stooges, the MC5 and other denizens of music's wild side; yet they're far too fierce to be dismissed as mere copycats. Moreover, their untamed reputation as a live act should be enhanced by the addition of new bassist John Ramirez, whose talents include breathing fire and performing in the nude. Stop by, and watch the fur fly.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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