Yolks, Apache Dropout, High Tension Wires, the Biz | Burlington | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Yolks, Apache Dropout, High Tension Wires, the Biz Soundboard Recommended

When: Sat., Sept. 22, 9:30 p.m. 2012

Untangling the incestuous relationships in Denton's garage scene is a lost cause—plus, who really cares to keep track anyway? For every Marked Men or Wax Museums, there are already a half dozen hybrids, featuring members of X, Y, and Z and playing music that sounds like a mix of these dudes, those dudes, and the other dudes. Though I suspect these collaborations are usually hatched over too many Lone Star tallboys, they're almost always refreshing—each puts its own spin on cheeky, hook-loaded garage punk with a little evil tossed in. High Tension Wires are Mike Wiebe of the Riverboat Gamblers and Mark Ryan of the aforementioned Marked Men, along with a couple guys who are in Bad Sports and 50 other bands. On last year's Welcome New Machine (Dirtnap) they get right to the point, blasting through hyped-up, anthemic garage-rock numbers (often with a lick of bubblegum) so cohesively you'd swear they were band-monogamous if you didn't already know they can't be tied down. The album is sweaty, spirited, and fun ("Backbone" and "Lose Face" are excellent examples), which is undoubtedly exactly what these guys are going for every time they spawn another Denton mutation. —Kevin Warwick The Yolks headline; Apache Dropout, High Tension Wires, and the Biz open.

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