They may not want you to know it but Anchorage, Nebraska, despite its loud and sleazy underpinnings, is a pop band. There are sweet melodies swimming in the grease. The kids, they call it grunge and that's not at all an inaccurate assessment. The band is brash, bold, ballistic, and ballsy, and a classic example of what this jerkwater burg has to offer. Like Nirvana? Love Anchorage, Nebraska.
Anchorage, Nebraska with Goron, Red Devil Report, and Monstrous perform on Friday, December 26, at Firehouse Saloon, 814 South Clinton Avenue. 9 p.m. thefirehousesaloon.com; anchoragenebraska.bandcamp.com.