Wyoming? Home of the most evil living man, DICK Cheney, but now there's finally something cool out of the Rectangle State - that would be smart guy punk rock from Teenage Bottlerocket. Their latest is "Freak Out!" (no relation to the ancient Mothers of Invention debut) and it's on Fat Wreck Chords. Chainsaw guitars meet snarky and often hilarious lyrics - how else could anyone so ably describe dead guys and comic book geeks on "Necrocomicon"? These guys compare favorably with the "Don't Back Down" era Queers and thus, my new favorite band this week.
Rockin' Roll Call
Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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