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Screaming Females to Watch Out For @ Schubas 8/21

Hey look: it's a new video by Screaming Females called "I Don't Mind It," which premiered a couple days ago.

If you haven't heard them before--like me, until recently--Screaming Females is a do-it-yourself trio led by Marissa Paternoster's cool, aggressive vocals and "guitar heroics" with Jarrett Dougherty on drums and King Mike on bass. They started out in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 2005, creating their own basement shows, sleeping on floors, and self-releasing their first two albums. Power Move, their third album, was released by Don Giovanni Records and received critical acclaim, landing them spots to open for Dinosaur Jr., Throwing Muses, and Jay Reatard.

Screaming Females is good music for troublemakers, as if the distortions, noise, anthem voices, rolling guitar solos, and punk aesthetics invite a temptation within us toward guerilla behavior like all of a sudden I want to spray paint Jenny Holzer truisms on billboards while wearing a clown mask then dash away, laughing, screaming. Or is that just me. Anyhow--the band's forthcoming Castle Talk (Don Giovanni Records) will be out next month and in the meantime, they are returning to Chicago this weekend for an all-ages show at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, on Aug. 21 at 9pm. Tickets are $8. Excellence.

 
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