's new Avant-Garde Series will kick off May 16 wth "Girls in Bands," an event promoting acts that feature an experimental, noise, and/or indie sound and have at least one female member. The bands hail from across Florida, including Jacksonville, Miami, and Orlando. Curious Hair
will open the show, followed by Reptile Theater
, Lighthouse Music, performance artist James Roberson (the one exception to the obligatory "girl" and "band" theme), Matrix Infinity, headliners Cotton Candy Cookies & Cream
, and at some point, a streak attack by Fort Myers pop-punkers After the Fact
. If the show isn't a hit, promoter Bunny Foo Foo will turn participants into goons. Help them stay human by supporting your local noise band. Show starts at 8 p.m., ends at 3 a.m., and costs $5. Area 7 is located at 3809 N. Powerline Road, Oakland Park.