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Cheap Girls

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Cheap Girls rock like your favorite 1990’s band. Think Counting Crows meets Smoking Popes. Funny thing is they are totally a 21st century band. The power-pop trio, from Lansing Michigan, released their debut album Find Me A Drink Home (Bermuda Mohawk) in 2008 and released their follow up, My Roaring 20’s, (Paper+Plastick) in late 2009. Their music has gained them some attention from the maturing pop-punk crowd of the early 2000’s, with lyrics about awkwardly getting older, drinking and unsuccessfully hitting on women. The band is perpetually singing about the night before and wailing on their instruments like they’re still a little bit hung-over, which makes it the perfect music to take shots to. Their songs are easy to relate to and this is what drives the band’s sound. With lyrics like “I love her and cigarettes so much, we took the long way so we could have another,” the band perfectly captures what it feels like to be 23 years-old, out on a Friday night and trying to get some. They will make their way through Buffalo on Thursday (March 25), and what better place for them to strum their power chords than the stage of Mohawk Place. Richmond Virginia’s The Riot Before will open the show and hopefully shotgun a couple of beers while they’re up there.

—cory perla

8pm. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. (855-3931 /