"F**k a 'Freebird!" sneered the brash SF-based girl group Quaaludes in response to an audience song request at a recent show at the Knockout. People who are sick of wallflower waif artists have a provocative young band to consider in their backyard.
Quaaludes, a quartet, has an EP called "She's Weird Like Us" and is building a growing repertoire of other songs built at local live shows. The Knockout set flipped from angry, almost-stalking anthems ("Hate Mail") to relatively more mellow musings on missteps ("Mistake"), riding the edge between classic punk and later grunge notions.