No-wave punkers, Cretin Girls, perform at Display

Published: Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 3:57 p.m.

The local no-wave “punk” band, Thee Holy Ghosts, is undeniably dead, but a new-old band has risen from that group’s carnage, Cretin Girls. These three, sometimes four, 20-somethings write some pretty catchy tunes (think New Order meets Joy Division, and your mind explodes), and their live performances are bouncy to say the least. The songs are well structured and centered amid the chaos of jangly guitars searing through warm, heavily reverbed vocals and steady, aggressive beats. This is definitely a band worth paying to see.

You can do just that Sunday when the group plays with local surf-punk duo Waylon Thornton and the Heavy Hands, local quirky-rockers Velma, St. Augustine rock ’n’ roll saviors Queen Beef and The Mold at Display, starting at 9 p.m.

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Local Fugazi tribute band Birthday Pony hopefully performs some songs off the former’s 1995 album, “Red Medicine,” tonight when the band plays with New Lands and local math-rock duo Dungeons and Dagrons at High Dive, starting at 9 p.m.

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The local soul-psych rocker band, Wester Joseph’s Stereo Vudu, performs with Orlando funk-reggae enthusiasts, the Savi Fernandez Band, on Friday at The Jam, starting at 5 p.m.

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The group Children’s Children performs with local punk-duo Die Hoffnung and Orlando rockers Devices on Sunday at Loosey’s, starting at 7 p.m.

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Southern-Illinois indie rockers Teenage Chopshop performs with the Chicago pop-rock quintet The Projection, the group Color TV and local punk-reggae trio, The Illicitits, on Tuesday at High Dive starting at 9 p.m.

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