Concert preview: Indiana fuzz-pop trio Thee Tsunamis crests on Saturday Night Sweetheart

Andy Downing, Columbus Alive

On the delirious, spunky Saturday Night Sweetheart, the black leather-clad, Indiana-based fuzz-pop trio rips through a dozen buzzing, lo-fi cuts that come on like the alternate soundtrack to a midnight marathon of VHS trash-cult classics - fitting, considering its song titles call to mind everyone from John Waters (the '60s girl-group influenced "Crybaby") to Russ Meyer ("Kill Kill Kill").

"I don't want to waste your time," the musicians growl on the title track, an echo-laden number that revs like a drag racing hotrod. With songs like this, there's little chance of that happening.

Goners and Pretty Pretty open the show.


9 p.m. Friday, July 3

115 Parsons Ave., Olde Towne East