Awesome SnakesSaturday, November 8th, 2014
The Awesome Snakes are the sonic equivalent to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich made at Radio Shack. This Minneapolis two-piece consists of a bass player and a drummer only. Every great once in a while you can also hear a keyboard, turntable, whistle, or a sample from a “How-To” cassette stolen from your neighbor’s picnic table. C’mon.
The Awesome Snakes are Danny Snakes and Annie Awesome from the rock band The Soviettes. They both sing. They both try really hard. This is rock-n-roll stripped all the way down. They released one full length album in 2006 entitiled “Venom”, that became one of the most popular and beloved Crustacean releases of all time. They played their final show in March 2010 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
“Just when you thought internet-dork pseudo-viral D-movie memes had completely destroyed the comedy potential of snake-related activities forever, Annie and Danny from the Soviettes come out with the most aggressively ridiculous local record of the year: a bass-drums duo (plus occasional keyboard) that plays songs largely about snakes and/or things that are awesome.”–The City Pages
“No other band this year packed as much fun into their album as this Soviettes-spawned duo.”–Pulse of the Twin Cities