Published Jan 01, 2006With a name taken from Blade Runner, Vancouver's Skinjobs are not your run-of-the-mill indie rock band. Their unique brand of queer-punk-pop is highly addictive, and live they are truly mesmerising, with go-go dancers for added eye candy. Given the eclectic mix of young punks, queers, transgendered and other beautiful people who made it into this sold-out show, the band has clearly built up an impressive following. In a tight and energetic set the trio ran through all nine tracks off their first full-length album, Burn Your Rainbow, which is being jointly released by one Canadian (Bongo Beat) and two U.S. labels (Agitprop and Spitshine). With members from past bands like Sparkmarker and Queazy, the trio are not shy about their message: they're queer and they're recruiting. However, you quickly get the sense that they are not only out to educate, but also to celebrate. And whatever your sexual orientation, they offer up extremely fun and sexy punk rock.