Mac Blackout Band, Flesh Panthers, All Blood, Pizza Time | Township | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

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When: Mon., July 21, 8 p.m. 2014

Somewhere in the U.S. there lives an enterprising sociology PhD student working on a thesis exploring the relationship between poppy American punk bands and pizza. The two have been entangled for ages (surely you remember what one of Joey Ramone’s lines in Rock ’n’ Roll High School was about), and lately it seems like more and more bands aren’t just enjoying pizza but actually singing about it too. Denver misfits Pizza Time refer to their favorite kind of pie in their name, of course, and in their silly gross-out album art—on the cover of February’s U Wanna Pizza Me? (Burger), an anthropomorphic slice of pizza is savagely murdering the last of a bunch of other slices, who lie among splotches of tomato sauce and gooey cheese with pizza wheels embedded in their delicious corpses. In their music, though, Pizza Time focus on love instead—the lyrics for half the songs on U Wanna Pizza Me? are in Spanish, which I barely know at all, but when I listen to their sweet and scuzzy ditties I can tell that romance is in the air. You don’t need to understand a word to dig the lovelorn vibe of “Lagrimas (Otra Vez).” —Leor Galil

Price: $6

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