Sat July 12, 2014 9:00 pm $20.00
Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was DEATH. Formed in the early '70s by three teenage brothers from Detroit, DEATH is credited as being the first black punk band, and the Hackney brothers, David, Bobby, and Dannis, are now considered pioneers in their field. But it wasn’t until recently — when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of Bobby’s attic to Drag City HQ nearly 30 years after Death’s heyday — that anyone outside a small group of punk enthusiasts had even heard of them. According to legend passed down, TUTU AND THE PIRATES are “Chicago’s first punk band!” They were there to absorb the beer bottles and ash trays hurled by REO SPEEDWAGON/STYX concertgoers not ready for punk. When these guys come out it should be a national holiday. Part of the second-generation of New Wave bands that began with THE RAMONES, THE PISTOLS, and IGGY these veterans are inside-out punk, and you would be some sort of fool for missing this show. THE MAN is a semi-mysterious proto-punk outfit. The last time these suits were on our stage it was Blackout Fest and the trio was celebrating their debut full length on HoZac. This dynamic organization seems to have materialized from thin air, but it is dedicated to maximizing shareholder value by changing the paradigm of producer-market-consumer relations. Recognized leader in their field, they have consistently demonstrated their ability to add value to any brand, regardless of the constraints or current market share. You better show up early to this “meeting”.