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The Cribs, Ra Ra Riot, Jeffrey Lewis
Where: Chop Suey
When: 8 p.m.
Even though I'm a married baby-mama, I still get rockin' crushes. My love for music has always been primarily libidinous, and these crushes come in two varieties: one immediately packs a powerful punch to my naughty bits (like a Steve Turner guitar solo). The second offers the same POW, but first to my intellect, then slowly trickles down. I'd assumed that feeling was what I'd been experiencing for NYC's Jeffrey Lewis, as I'm currently smitten with his ridiculously sharp folk-rock. But then I realized that this man-boy, with his off-the-meter smarts, self-deprecating wit, feminist ideals, and seemingly endless vault of musical knowledge, possesses all the characteristics that I not only find hot, but are just the kind I'd want my son to grow up with. Now it seems I have a third, all-new kind of crush, this time on Jeffrey Lewis' mom.