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So many modern bands have the classic punk-rock look down cold. Many are so good at mimicking their forebears that they almost sound like a real 1977-era group. But precious few new bands exude a sense of real menace or sing about anything remotely dangerous or daring. Turbulent Hearts give good danger in large part because lead howler/guitarist Suzi Moon commands the stage with a charismatic, unpredictable presence that feels reckless and unselfconscious. At the recent Echo Park Rising festival, Moon rolled around onstage, wandered into the audience and eventually strolled right out the venue’s front door and continued singing like a madcap Pied Piper as she marched far up the street until finally her microphone cut out. “I was born on a red hot moon,” she declares. “When my mother looked at me/She said this one is frightening.” Moon performs a solo set of new material at Highland Park Bowl. With No Small Children and ModPods.

Highland Park Bowl, 5621 Figueroa St., Highland Park; Sat., Sept. 14, 8 p.m.; free; ages 21 & over. (323) 257-2695, www.facebook.com/events/1105280723003300.

 

LA Weekly