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Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday To-Do: The Iguanas

Posted By on Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 9:00 AM

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THE IGUANAS
9 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $10.

A polycultural mish-mash of Latin and Caribbean instrumentation and New Orleans soul and R&B, The Iguanas are a decades-old NOLA staple and one heck of an odd party band. They integrate zydeco accordion into '60s soul-garage covers, James Brown brass into washboard porch stompers and Austin roots-rock into a traditional Spanish palette for a seamless sonic potpourri perfect for the ol' drink and shimmy. And with multiple members sporting histories with Alex Chilton as well as Panther Burns, they bring along a fair bit of Arkansas cred to Little Rock. Also in the cred department, David Simon and Eric Overmyer count themselves as fans of the band, squeezing "Boom Boom Boom," their signature song, into an episode of "Homicide: Life on the Streets" and "Flame On" into the pilot of "Treme."

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