Local Talent: Sin Tax


We present for your approval this week the lovely ladies of Sin Tax, the Greensboro-based quintet that resurrects that fragile moment in time when punk, new wave and pop shared some space on the late-’70s Venn diagram. Bassist Nancy McCurry (left) boasts local rock creds that include a longtime association with Monkeygrass, which grew out of the fertile Tate Street scene of the ’70s and ’80s. She has a new CD out, I Need a Wife, and she still plays a Roscoe bass (with a pink leopard print). Marilyn Wolf (right) is a percussionist and singer and also a licensed professional counselor who likes to write letters to the editor of Greensboro’s daily newspaper. Their band, formed of musicians with similar histories and avocations, is as likely to pull out an old Lou Reed tune as it is to lay down an original number that will make you want to wear checkerboard Vans. They share the bill with Little Mascara, the Red Lipstick Society and Jenny Maness Friday night at 2 Art Chicks for a night of “Rock Chicks.”