My beloved superhero comic books, source of excitement and wonder and inspiration since I was a boy, might just offer the same for my daughter.
"Bower" encapsulates all that is right with Inner Wave's distinct sound: slashing guitar chords and booming drums that call to mind the best of post-punk, Latin rhythms that summon the spirit of Tropicália and a playfulness informed by the true joy of hip-hop.
Three years ago this Halloween, my then ten-year-old daughter went trick-or-treating dressed as Thor, the Marvel Comics superhero and god of thunder.
That fall, Marvel took Thor's hammer and title away from the brawny hero who had wielded it for decades and gave them to a then unknown woman, later revealed to be Jane Foster, Thor's long-time love interest.
Jedd Beaudoin is host of the eclectic syndicated music show Strange Currency and frequent arts reporter for Wichita Public Radio.