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August 23, 2019 | doors at 8:30pm
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Triple Ds presents:
THE CYNICS
Paint Fumes | Bad Spell
Part of the EARL's 20th Anniversary Series!

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The Cynics
To paraphrase Chuck Berry, “The Cynics are here to stay!” Pausing only to work on new tunes and catch their breath, the never-ending garage monster that is The Cynics are back out on tour again. This time the legendary Pittsburgh band hits the road to celebrate with fans the 30th anniversary of their 1989 classic album Rock’n’Roll! For this special and not-to-be-missed occasion, Get Hip is preparing a deluxe, expanded reissue with some exciting surprises in it.

Their third album, Rock’n’Roll, established The Cynics as the best of the late-80s neo-garage revival scene, rising up and rushing them into a new decade. The band locked into an unfettered and LOUD groove, shaking that neo-scene out of their paisley pants, and raising the eyebrows of burgeoning grunge rockers, impressed with what guitarist Gregg Kostelich’s one fuzz pedal and singer Michael Kastelic’s bottomless scream could do to those beloved three or four chords. And proof of its power is the devotion that fans around the world still have for this timeless and brilliant album.

Since the 2007 recording in Spain of the band’s 7th full-length album, Here We Are, The Cynics have been graced with a fantastic and powerful rhythm section of two talented musicians from Asturias (Spain): Pibli Gonzalez (drums) and Angel Kaplan (bass). They have been touring relentlessly with the band since and also joined Gregg and Michael in Detroit for the recording of their latest album, Spinning Wheel Motel (2012) under the masterful direction of Jim Diamond.

For this anniversary tour, The Cynics will play the entire Rock’n’Roll album beginning to end plus plenty of other hits from the rest of their amazing catalog! Leave the “Is rock and roll dying” debates at home, and go see The Cynics, alive and screaming!
Paint Fumes
PAINT FUMES drew first blood together in the year 2011, sharing a mutual love of garage scuzz and brain-chain reaction, and the connection was immediate and fierce. Sounds congealed via weekly seances at the Sewercide Mansion in Charlotte, NC and relentless touring which brought their unhinged reverberations to points all across the USA. Like the lovechild of Link Wray and Cheetah Chrome, raised by Lemmy on the streets of Venus, they sweated out the fever every night in ecstatic style. By the time Slovenly Recs got around to spitting out a couple classic 45s and their debut platter Uck Life, most true heads and even those way out of the know alike had gotten the message. Deep within a blitzkrieg of treble and feedback, there were real live tunes to sink your teeth into – the stuff that's stuck in your head when you wake up in another dimension.
In the year of the horse, the 'Fumes swelled in ranks with Ian Rose and Ben Carr of NC synthtopian punks Natural Causes, starting twelve thrash bands and surviving on nothing but hallucinations of vegetarian chimichangas. Together this crew ruined the beaches of Europe with Los Vigilantes, converted hundreds on the all-night diesel-powered festival circuit and in the midst of it all took a vacation down to Puerto Rico and committed to tape a new full-length entitled If it ain't Paint Fumes it ain't worth a huff!
Bad Spell
Bad Spell is a three-piece garage rock & roll combo hailing from Atlanta, GA.
Members Bryan G. Malone (The Forty-Fives), Shane Pringle (Tiger! Tiger!, Go-Devils) and Pietro Digenarro (The Booze, Midnight Larks) produce an electric and driving rock & roll sound that draws from such influences as early Stones, Sonics, Remains, Roky Erickson, MC5, Dead Moon, Moving Sidewalks, Scientists, Howlin' Wolf & Chuck Berry to name a few.

Forming in 2016, the band began to play locally but soon found themselves being asked to perform in venues all over the Southeast with acts such as Guitar Wolf, NoBunny, Subsonics and many others.
The approach was simple: A fuzzy guitar, a booming baritone and a madman on drums playing catchy songs with a more than a hint of hell-bound attitude and plenty of reckless abandon. Their psyched-out over the top live show has endeared them to the Atlanta music scene and beyond.

Bad Spell's first recording effort "Don't Go Out Tonight" was recorded in 2018 at Atlanta's Living Room Studios (Black Lips, Curtis Harding, Jacuzzi Boys etc) and is a rollicking 35 minutes of fuzzed-out, psyched-up southern garage rock & roll.

Coming this Spring on Midnight Cruiser Records!!



"The ass-kicking three-man uprising known as Bad Spell is the best fucking band in Atlanta right now! A three ring circus of clashing intensity."
Jeff Clark - Stomp & Stammer

"This is Dirty Ass Rock & Roll!"
Bullet Music

"Bad Spell’s most recent track titled “Don’t Go Out Tonight,” offers a healthy dose of fuzzed up, grimy psychedelia. Throughout the song, which was produced by Bad Spell and Ed Rawls of Living Room Studios, singer Bryan Malone’s scratchy vocals deal with topics of paranoia and loneliness.
The song is both gloomy and grinding, maintaining momentum via drum crashes with organ pads courtesy of guest musician Spencer Garn, and a trippy and scuffed up guitar solo that rips all the way to the end of the song."
Creative Loafing