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Concert Thu Feb 21 2008

Wolf Eyes, Rubber-O-Cement, No Fucker @ Empty Bottle (Saturday)

Saturday, February 23
The Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western Avenue)

You don't pull on Superman's don't spit in the don't pull the mask off that ol' Lone Ranger...and you DON'T MISS WOLF EYES WHEN THEY COME THROUGH TOWN. It's just as much an iron-clad rule as the previous three - from about 2002 to the present, Wolf Eyes have been one of the very best live bands around, time and time again. The three-way mind-meld between Nate Young, John Olson, and Mike Connelly has gone past telepathic and into the realms of elemental. Throwing up rickety bridges over chasms of deep-pit howling, dungeon-master chain frenzy and fist-pump mega-thunder, the live Wolf Eyes experience mirrors Tom Smith's declaration that music should always "either kick fucking ass, or act definitively as the rest between kicks." You get the big bang and the black-hole implosion, all in one place.

Also on tour is Rubber-O-Cement, a seven-foot-tall squishy-headed thing-beast that plays a bass made from...I don't know what. Aluminum siding, maybe. And I think there's a castle on-stage that rattles around and makes noise as well. If any of this paragraph made the slightest bit of sense to you, you were probably already coming to this anyway.

No Fucker are "Very Punk" in the way that Vivian from the Young Ones is "Very Metal." Which is to say, moreso than usual. They, too, shall kick your ass.

Co-sponsored by Arthur Magazine. 10:00 p.m., $10.

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Our Final Transmission Days

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