Peaches

Berlin-based electroclash artist Peaches (Merrill Nisker) was working the whole sans panties shtick light years before Lady GaGa picked up her disco stick. The former elementary school teacher achieved international success in 2000 with her sharp-witted dance track “Fuck the Pain Away,” which spawned countless covers, including a hilarious YouTube parody starring Miss Piggy. Since then, Peaches’ sexually provocative material and androgynous appearance have inspired countless dance artists and fashion spreads. Her new album, I Feel Cream, is in the same vein as her previous work, infused with sexy rasps, screeching guitar rifts, and pulsating beats. The wild songstress is known to make security guards’ jobs difficult by refusing to stay onstage, ensuring that tonight’s show should be entertaining as hell. Drums of Death opens. (All ages.) ERIKA HOBART

Mon., June 1, 8 p.m., 2009

 
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