The Kills

Showcase: 3/17 @ Emo's Main Room 11:00 p.m.

Party: 3/14 @ Crossroads House 8:30 p.m. (IFC & Facebook), 3/18 @ Stubb's (Spin)

CoS Says: The Kills (composed of vocalist Alison "VV" Mossheart (co-vocalist of Dead Weather, alongside Jack White) and multi-instrumentalist Jamie "Hotel" Hince) specialize in a bluesy punk stomp. Past tourmates The Raconteurs and Le Tigre are pretty good touchstones, as Mossheart's wild, anarchic howls and Hince's aggressive hooks blend those styles. The duo went on hiatus during Dead Weather's meteoric rise, but they're back with upcoming LP, Blood Pressures.