Tuesday, 27 May 2014 09:23

Rock Best Bet: Cake

Written by  Emma Kat Richardson
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CAKE
Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids
June 12, 7 p.m.
$50 for members, $52 for public
meijergardens.org, (616) 957-1580

Let’s be honest here: all any of us really wants is a band with a short skirt and a long jacket. Or, at least, a band who will sing about these clothing items, because we’ve long been led to believe that such a combo is dead sexy. Particularly on a lady who happens to be changing her name from Kitty to Karen. Well, anyway, you see where we’re going with this. And if you don’t, woe be on to you and your CAKE-free upbringing. Since 1991, when you had to actually send a fax if you wanted to communicate a sideways smiley face, the band every diabetic loves to hate or hates to love has been churning out a series of quirky, delicious pop hits. With this sheet of CAKE, every slice is a corner piece, and no section ever skimps on frosting. Basically, why wouldn’t you drag your bakery-loving butt out to this show? Go the distance, man. 

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