Inside the Columbia Museum of Art – 7:00

The greasy and groovy garage rock quartet Debbie and the Skanks is one of Columbia’s most promising new acts. Founded by guitarist Joe Roberts, who previously led the similarly inspired Ass/Bastard and has played bass in Say Brother, the group is fronted by the charismatic Deborah Adedokun, who brings a spine-tingling delivery and imbues Robert’s writing with vivid character.

Backed by the reliably excellent rhythm section of bassist Brett Kent (Stagbriar) and Adam Cox (Los Perdidos), the Skanks dropped their first recordings early this month with the single “Atom Bomb” and the B-side “Guns and Roses.” Available on Bandcamp for a minimal charge to raise funds to press a 7-inch, the two songs crackle with intensity as Roberts’ distorted guitar riffs ricochet across the pocket and Adedokun howls cocksure lyrics with unfettered glee.

— Kyle Petersen, The Free Times