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In the past I've been a little lenient with Les Georges Leningrad: though they weren't always quite spazzy or spunky enough for me, I forgave them because they claimed a ghost as a band member and sang in made-up languages. But the new Sangue Puro (Tomlab) is a record I can get behind 100 percent--it's hysterical and evil, like a slumber party of 13-year-old girls sneaking out to TP the class nerd's house. This Montreal trio of unreformed disco-noise enthusiasts makes itchy, frantic, almost flailing music: Singer Poney P either rushes through her words or hangs on to syllables past their sell-by date, eventually drowning them in haunted-sounding distortion. She's always in the foreground, and her sickly yapping spreads germs all over the cutesy beats and curdled keyboards--the effect is simultaneously invigorating and nauseating, like woozy flu sex. K.K. Rampage and Grace Kulp open. a 9:30 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 773-276-3600 or 866-468-3401, $10.

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