Exposure on Showtime’s The Real L Word has catapulted Canadian rockers Hunter Valentine to celesbian status. Formed in Toronto in 2004, the band (lead vocalist/guitarist Kiyomi McCloskey, bassist Vero Sánchez, drummer Laura Petracca, and guitarist Aimee Bessada) has developed its hard-edged sound over the course of three albums (2007’s The Impatient Romantic, 2010’s Lessons from the Late Night, and 2012’s Collide and Conquer) but prides itself on a D.I.Y. mentality and a “devout refusal for glitz or glamour.” As buzzed-about as any of the band’s music is a third season episode in which Petracca staged an impromptu striptease on a Brooklyn street — just one instance of how the show’s opened up Hunter Valentine’s wild world and contextualized songs like “Little Curse (shit happens)” and “She Only Loves Me When She’s Wasted.” $10-$15; 9:30pm Mon, Feb 4; Jack's Bar, 3030 Thousand Oaks, (210) 494-2309, jacksbarsa.com. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com.
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