Chain & the Gang

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Music: U.S. Girls, Escape-ism, Godxss

(Photo via Ad Hoc)

(Photo via Ad Hoc)

The ceaselessly charming garage pop girl-wop (as opposed to “dude wop”) of U.S. Girls is clearly in high demand these days, even after they left us high and dry for three whole years after Gem. But we waited patiently, and have been blessed with Half Free. We were overjoyed to find the band stayed true to those sugar sweet disco vibes (Meg Remy’s a fan of Glass Candy, go figure) and managed not to lose their very special weird-girl, nerd-core edge. Also on the bill is Escape-ism: minimal, confessional noise rock, a man and his guitar and earnest whinnies galore. I might even dub this dude wop. Labels aside, get ready to feel nothing short of sexed up, as this front guy does a great service to his forefathers, The Cramps, in his perfect delivery of groovy, slur-riddled moans. Who is this dude, you ask? Ian Svenonius of a little band you might remember called Chain & the Gang.

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Shows: Noise Rock Savagery and a Beloved Venue’s Punkerversary

10411717_970867636257786_8329522161874932290_nIt’s that time of the week again. Scrambling to see what’s happening this weekend? Well, we don’t blame you for allowing yourself to check out of existence for the majority of the work week — attention spans are getting shorter and shorter as we hurtle toward holiday. Just kidding, we don’t get months off work to enjoy what little nice weather we’re blessed with each year, this isn’t freaking Europe. But at least you can pretend like something as blissful is on the horizon. We need something to keep us going and frequently lying to yourself works just as well as actual hope, for a brief time anyway. But you know what else helps to keep this awful world seem less so? live musical acts. So consider our weekly offerings after the jump.

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