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Empty Bottle, Inc.

LAMPS / Useless Eaters / Running

Friday, Mar 01, 2013 9:30 PM CST
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over

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LA’s LAMPS have always gone their own way, and on their 2012 release Under The Water Under The Ground, out via In The Red, the band takes their cantankerous noise-punk to a new level of abrasive weirdness. Fronted by the unimpeachable MONTY BUCKLES, LAMPS’ songs careen, crash, throb and blast their way into a mongoloid frenzy of caveman drumming, walloping bass lines and twisted, distorted surf-guitars. Live, the band lashes out in a primitive, psychedelic garage-rock explosion that will have the kids pogoing and chucking beers with maniacal elation. We’re excited to welcome Nashville, TN’s USELESS EATERS back to our stage for tonight’s rager. Primarily the project of Memphis-born guitarist/vocalist/leader SETH SUTTON, the EATERS released their first proper LP, Daily Commute, on Tic Tac Totally last year after dishing out a stupid catalog of singles and 7”s on some of our favorite rock and punk labels (Goner, Nashville’s Dead, Burger, Southpaw, etc.) and we can’t wait to get clobbered yet again by their notoriously wild live show. RUNNING doesn't give a fuck. Their debut full length LP, Asshole Savant, released last year via Captured Tracks, is a mess of reverbed-to-heck vocals, pummeling drum and bass and abrasive, feedback-heavy guitar, and it sounds like it was recorded in a toilet made of gold.

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