Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Ssion / Beautiful Bodies
Once doomed to be a flavor-of-the-month, Yeah Yeah Yeahs has proven to be a band with staying power. The New York art-punk trio's most recent album "Show Your Bones" and follow-up EP "Is Is" demonstrated a depth missing from the band's erratic early work, which balanced post-punk rave-ups with shrilly noise experimentation. Lead singer Karen O is an iconic stage presence, known for her rag-doll fashions and boozy posturing. Guitarist Nick Zinner is a wiz with thick riffs and effect pedals, obscuring the group's lack of a bass player.