Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! Apart from the proudly moronic pun of the title, the record has nothing to do with Devo but is in fact an assortment of punk makeovers of sappy songs associated with such divas as Gloria Gaynor, Cher and Barbra Streisand. Before the smarminess grows too claustrophobic, get a dose of authentic punk inspiration from opener Kid Congo. The guitarist knows a thing or two about divas, having backed such outsized personalities as Nick Cave, Lux Interior and Jeffrey Lee Pierce, and his Pink Monkeybirds churn out a suitably rambunctious collision of garage, punk, noise and psychedelia. Also at the Fonda Theatre, Sat., May 13.
Me First & the Gimme Gimmes are already known for their silly cover songs, but they might have reached the heights of absurdity with their last album, 2014’s