File this one under "Oops, I got stoned and forgot!" Colleen Green, the Massachusetts-born, Los Angeles-based musician, who just kicked off a self-booked month-long U.S. tour, and just released a fantastic 7" EP on Hardly Art last week, will be playing Mudai Lounge tonight. How I managed to forget this show is mind-boggling, since Green has been one of those stuck-in-the-stereo artists to me over the past couple months. It's impossible to escape the ear-worming wonderment of Green's simple, rough-around-the-edges pop songs that are made with an electric guitar, a drum machine, and a human voice. But unlike most things that get stuck in your stereo, being forced to listen to Colleen Green all the time is not a punishment. It fact, compared to most of the halfhearted bandwagon hipsters that have saturated the do-it-yourself garage landscape in recent years, Colleen Green is a God send, and I couldn't be happier having her in my stereo forever. There's a sweetness in most of her songs that come wrapped in a thin film of punk spunk and are dipped into a glass of scuzz-pop. Additionally, she pulls out some pretty fantastic covers: she turns the tables on Nobunny's "I Am A Girlfriend" and does good good things to The Descendents "Good Good Things" (found on her self-released Milo Goes To Compton tape).
I don't know about you, but I think Ol' Queen Colleen Green is well on her way to dethroning King Tuff.