Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Indy at 21: Four things you should know about Skin Flowers

Posted By on Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM

A quick guide to a new local band.

1. As guitarist/singer Colin Johnson puts it, "It’s classic rock in quotation marks. It’s the weird song that comes on the classic rock station and people are like, wtf band is this? Who are these people?"

They're a fairly new band, so there's no YouTube bootlegs to share. You'll just have to trust the wtf-classic-rock description.

2. The name comes from a Fugs song, but it was meant to be at least a little provocative. Something that sticks with ridiculousness but without the terror of many an angsty metal band's name.

3. They're playing Indy Fest this Saturday at Caras Park.

4. During an interview Tuesday the band mentioned a song they had been digging lately, which kind of gives you an idea as to what they like to write and play:

And here's their namesake song:

Indy Fest starts at 2 p.m. Saturday at Caras Park. Admission is free and there's food, drinks and, duh, live music. We'll be profiling the bands all week.

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