Entering the Firebird for an early show, I found the place mostly empty except for the four bands playing that evening, but that didn't stop them from each letting loose stellar sets of post-punk rock.
An 88.1 KDHX DJ for 17 years, Rob Levy still calls Juxtaposition, his show that airs every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Central, "a work of chaos."
You've heard of the guilty pleasure, one of the silliest concepts ever. Here's one that's even sillier: the intellectual pleasure.
A female quartet with attitude, Dum Dum Girls combines influences from the Ramones and the Ronettes to create punchy, post-punk sounds.
It was 2002 and the buzz was strong surrounding the release of Turn on the Bright Lights, the debut LP from the stylish NYC rock musicians Interpol. The sound was a blend of something fresh yet also highly nostalgic of post-punk predecessors; fans and critics alike gave this album much praise.
Cougar Den sounds like some place you wouldn't want your mom to visit and that's not far off the mark. The Wisconsin-based band tempted Spazztick with a hardcore screamo session.
Think you know punk? Think again. Cloud Mouth ripped apart boundaries between bratty noise, evil metal and screaming post-psych rock during a live performance on Spazztick.