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In America, where we've been overrun with white-tie bands and shit like Panic! at the Disco, dance punk's officially hit the brutal hangover stage. But in Brazil the music is still well freaky. Messy, sexy, carefree party band CSS is down there ponging loose funk up against favela bass to create sweet songs about fucking, loving music, and going to parties, all sung in accented ESL by a girl who calls herself Lovefoxxx. Their self-titled domestic debut on Sub Pop is great but doesn't hold a candle to their live performances. When they played the Pitchfork fest in July the entire six-piece group was commanding and confident--especially Ms. Foxxx, who concluded the set by ripping out her hairpiece between high kicks and stuffing it down her rainbow-print stretch pants to fashion an elegant merkin. They open for Ladytron. a 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield, 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212, $24. A

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