Terrible Twos, Paul Cary & the Small Scaries, Runnies | Hideout | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Terrible Twos, Paul Cary & the Small Scaries, Runnies Soundboard

When: Fri., July 1, 10 p.m. 2011

Before a group of gothy, artsy British guys called themselves the Horrors, a group of scuzzball garage rockers from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, first used the name. The American band's front man, Paul Cary, has mellowed out and cleaned up quite a bit since then; he's also adopted a new sound, following garage's roots all the way back to the jazzy prewar blues that helped set the stage for the birth of rock 'n' roll. Last year's Ghost of a Man (released by Stank House and local free-download label Candy Dinner) faithfully reproduces those old-timey sounds, and its stark, gloomy mood keeps it from sounding like something that could safely be played on repeat at Starbucks. —Miles Raymer

Price: $8

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