On their self-titled debut EP, Unisex Salon successfully resuscitates the aural theatrics and sexual bravado of 1970s glam rock heroes Roxy Music, David Bowie, and the Tubes. Dueling lovers Gina Calavera and Kenyon Corazon are a gender bending 21st Century Sonny & Cher, trading barbs, melodies, and sexual identities. The production on this set is charmingly raw and embodied with the immediacy of a live performance by way of screeching guitars, funky grooves, kitsch keyboard textures, distorted bass, and a rattling snare drum. Is it rock for art's sake or art for rock's sake? Whatever the cause, Unisex Salon is entertaining rock cabaret with well-crafted songs and musical expertise.
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AllMusic Review by Tom Semioli