Galactic Inmate, Nones, Tijuana Hercules Member Picks Recommended Soundboard

When: Fri., June 1, 9 p.m. 2012

If the easiest way to access a band's music is through MySpace, chances are they either broke up in 2006 or don't give two shits in a biscuit for self-promotion. Galactic Inmate fall into the latter category, but that's always been part of their allure. The trio of guitarist-vocalist Keith Herzik (also a great gig-poster artist and the Reader's Gossip Wolf illustrator), bassist-vocalist Arman Mabry (also of Rabid Rabbit), and Brett Whitacre (also of the Legendary Shack Shakers) gets together maybe once a year, if we're lucky. And when they do, they play the same set they played the year before—and probably the year before that. Their heavy punk is crushing and gruff and teeters on the edge of unwelcoming, in the most charming way possible—if Lee Ving fronted a Butt Trumpet cover band, I'm pretty sure it would sound like this. Mabry tells me this is Whitacre's first show since undergoing surgery to correct a heart condition and install a pacemaker: "That would make some pretty good copy, right?" —Kevin Warwick Nones and Tijuana Hercules open.

Price: $5

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