Way back in 1958, guitar legend Link Wray gave birth to the art of noise when, on a whim, he dug holes into his amp for the recording of Rumble. The resulting two and a half minutes of danger-laden distortion and feedback got banned, became a hit, and provided the experimental template for 50-plus years of rock n roll, from garage to punk to grunge. And even today, the fetish for fuzz tone remains strong, with the latest musical wave of Wray-style weirdoes hitting Churchills Pub this Thursday.
Kicking things off at 8 p.m., local noiseniks Melted Sunglasses, Teepee, and Electric Bunnies will open for a pair of crazed Chicago crews scum punk screamers the Krunchies and mangled pop janglers Smith Westerns. Among them, these five so-called garage punk bands illuminate the full spectrum of a half-centurys worth of musical evolution. So grab a fistful of five-dollar tickets and join the garage punk gang fight, because its more than a party its an education.
Thu., May 14, 8 p.m., 2009