Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Catch punk band The Kominas at the Phoenix Café

Posted By on Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 11:30 AM

click to enlarge BASIM USMANI AND SHAHJEHAN KHAN, FROM THE KOMINAS | PHOTO VIA WIKIPEDIA
  • Basim Usmani and Shahjehan Khan, from The Kominas | Photo via Wikipedia
As part of the opening of a Steampunk Art Show, we have the Boston-based Pakistani-American punk band The Kominas making a rare appearance in town. The Kominas are best known for being featured in the documentary film Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam, a look at the genre of Muslim punk in the United States and Pakistan. This genre-hopping band has been around close to a dozen years now, and at this point their sound incorporates elements of psychedelia, surf, and even Bollywood.

Friday, 8/5, doors at 7 p.m.; The Phoenix Café, 24918 John R. Rd., Hazel Park; $8


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