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Wednesday, March 12 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm
The Unholy Two

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Last up was the lightning rod known as the Unholy 2. Chris Lutzko used to be in El Jesus de Magico, but since he was ousted a couple years ago, he has been known mostly for being the life of the party, mooching off friends and getting stuck in Texas for a month after last year's South by Southwest. So when he began talking up this band months before it ever appeared, it was easy to be skeptical of his focus. Even when the band debuted at last summer's CDR BBQ, the music was sloppy and inconsequential. Thanks to that debut, up until recently I thought the band's surge in popularity was a case of the emperor's new clothes, but I'm happy to report that I was wrong. Since then, Lutzko has switched drummers, adding the superior Bo Davis, and brought in Adam Smith as a "mechanist" to enhance and distort his vocals. The tune-up has done wonders for the band; its abrasive skree is still not something little-old-pop-fan me would listen to every day, but when I'm in the mood for some blunt, nihilistic noise rock, it hits the spot. The Unholy 2 has become a formidable live unit, raw and powerful and impossible to ignore. -Chris Deville "Unholy Two (Bourbon St., Sat. 6/23): Saw them at the post-CDR-BQ show last summer and then studiously avoided them after that. Now, whaddaya know: with Bo and Adam of Necropolis lending a hand to the proceedings the Two now produce mechanistic skullfuckery that is quite nearly danceable (I did, as a matter of fact). Bo laid into his pots and pans (I think there were some real drums, too) like an autistic kid who's been fed a buncha shots and set loose onstage, Lutzko's guitar was as blown-out as [insert gay/anus/Pride Weekend joke here], the whole mess floated in a fluffy cloud of Adam's corrosive feedback, which he sculpted with a massive bank of pedals (I usually don't enjoy watching people twiddle knobs but he made it worth my while [lots of thrashing/writhing], thanks Adam). Pussy Galore with less "fuck you" and more "JUST FUCK IT." Lutzko also wore the most ball-crushingly tight pants I've seen yet on a man. Mad props dude." -Laura B Discography "KUTTER B/W PORKY$" (COLUMBUS DISCOUNT RECORDS) AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 07
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Wednesday March 12, 2008 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Lamberts Patio 401 W 2nd St

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