Terrible Twos, Football, Birthday Suits, Double Bird, Radar Eyes | Empty Bottle | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Terrible Twos, Football, Birthday Suits, Double Bird, Radar Eyes Soundboard

When: Sat., June 18, 9 p.m. 2011

Terrible Twos (definitely not to be confused with the children's band of the same name) are torchbearers of a vital Motor City legacy, though you won't hear them in a Chrysler commercial anytime soon—numbers like "Chinky Glass Eye," "Crash the Circuit," and "Negative Drip" fit squarely into Detroit's lineage of postapocalyptic free-punk, which begins with "Black to Comm" by the MC5 and "LA Blues" by the Stooges, continues through turn-of-the-century noise like the Piranhas and Clone Defects, and today includes the likes of Tyvek. Terrible Twos bring together death-defying drumming, nerve-racking guitar spasmodics, and police-bot siren screams from the keyboards to deliver one of the most intense live shows going these days. Fortunately they come through town quite a bit, and for this show they're joined by Football, a "supergroup" (you know, like Blind Faith and USA for Africa) of Chicago rock veterans: Mike Lust (Tight Phantomz), Jered Gummere (Ponys), Jim McCann (Tyrades, Baseball Furies), and Srini Radhakrishna (Guilty Pleasures, France Has the Bomb). Opening are Radar Eyes, who seem to outdo themselves with every show. —Brian Costello

Price: $8, free with RSVP at rsvp@emptybottle.com

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