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Preview Mon Sep 09 2013

Bare Mutants Stuck Inside Your Head

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Two years ago I caught Bare Mutants on a free Monday at the Empty Bottle. It was one of their first shows and I knew nothing of them ahead of time, but I recognized their solid pedigree immediately with people from the Ponys, Mannequin Men, 1900s, etc. in their ranks. Thirty seconds into their first song, I thought, "This is like a fuzzier Velvet Underground." The songs were laid-back and melodic, but definitely had bite within the reverb. Let's just say there was a lot of toe-tapping. Later during the band I actually went to see, I had those Bare Mutants riffs in my head. The next morning at work, I was still humming those songs non-stop. And that's become about the usual whenever I see them. On their debut album, The Affliction, the band captures that hazy earworming garage-rock sound perfectly.

Bare Mutants headline the Empty Bottle on Friday, the 13th, to celebrate The Affliction's release. Verma and VLLLAGE open. The show's $10 in advance, $12 at the door, 21+ and starts at 9:30 PM. The Empty Bottle's at 1035 N Western.

 
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