Cooking with Fire and Steel

B-Sides gets domestic with Hurra Torpedo, defends the Dickies and downloads some hot, live MP3 action

Any particularly weird appliance stories?

During one concert, the lid of the deep freezer opened and a man jumped out. We hadn't noticed him being there or getting in. He was just some guy that figured he would be the hero of the night if he took everyone by surprise by jumping out. But we had picked [it] up [from] the Dumpster the same day, and there was this liquid down in the freezer compartment that didn't smell very well. After he had been in the freezer, the liquid had soaked into his clothes. It gets quite loud down in the deep freezer so he came out with his fingers in his ears and smelled very, very badly of fish, and he disappeared into the crowd and was never seen again.

When you cook, do you feel like you're in concert?

Hurra Torpedo: Mothers, lock up your freezers!
Hurra Torpedo: Mothers, lock up your freezers!


7 p.m. $16 to $18. 314-621-9333
Creepy Crawl, (412 North Tucker Boulevard)

Sometimes food preparation can be a sort of half-jam-session and half-cooking, but we try to separate the two, because it gets quite expensive to break the stove every time you make a meal. — Kristyn Pomranz 8 p.m. Friday, June 16. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard. $15. 314-726-6161.


MP3 blogs are a goldmine for free music, but few are as generous as Its founder, who signs himself simply "Jennings," has a passion for live indie-rock performances. His posts have included full concerts from Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey, Wilco, Ryan Adams and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' recent appearance at the Coachella Festival. While you're there, check out Giant Drag's demo covers of the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" and Journey's "Who's Crying Now." The site is usually updated with new MP3s daily, and its archive will keep you busy for weeks. Just head to — Andy Vihstadt

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