Rock & Pop

Those Darn Accordions 20th Anniversary show

Those Darn Accordions

When: Fri., Jan. 15, 8 p.m. 2010

LynyrdSkynyrd was famous for its triple-guitar attack, but San Francisco's Those Darn Accordions one-ups the body count with a four-accordion frontline. Celebrating twenty years of extreme squeezeboxing, Those Darn Accordions channels their axes, uh, bellows,through effects pedals and amplifiers to move beyond the regulation wheeze. Imagine how spectactular "Baba O'Riley" would have sounded if Pete Townshend had discovered the accordion instead of a Lowrey organ; or "Whole Lotta Love," had Jimmy Page channeled his prodigious talent into the keys of a stomach Steinway; or "Devil Went Down to Georgia" if Satan had laid down a truly daunting challenge. The group will also kick up a few polkas and might even perform their accordion rap, "Them Hippies Was Right," on Friday, Jan. 15, at Freight & Salvage (2020 Addison St., Berkeley). 8 p.m., $18.50, $19.50. FreightandSalvage.org

Eli Messinger

Price: $18.50-$19.50

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