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If they’ve got any Eagle in ’em, it’s the dope-addled Joe Walsh, and they’re about as “death metal” as my wife’s 8-month-old Chihuahua. So what’s to recommend Josh (Queens of the Stone Age) Homme’s side project, The Eagles of Death Metal? A sense of humor, for one—guitarist/vocalist Jesse “the Devil” Hughes looks rather like a four-eyed escapee from the Village People, and Homme has adopted the bizarre nom de rock Carlo “Baby Duck” Von Sexron. For these boys, dumb is the new smart: The funniest thing about their turning the Stealer’s Wheel classic “Stuck in the Middle With You” into “Stuck in the Metal With You” is that they know it’s not funny. The band’s primary goal—celebrating all that’s silly about rock ’n’ roll—is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel, but then again, so is baiting clueless Christers with queers, which just won our prez Term 2. So limber up those devil horns, because I hear these self-proclaimed “whorehoppers” bring a killer live show. The Eagles of Death Metal play with Walking Concert at 9:30 p.m. on the Black Cat’s Mainstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. (202) 667-7960. (Michael Little)