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Punk Rock Night II
Sounds Like: Iggy And The Stooges, The Damned, The Dead Boys, The Cars, Devo
Bio: Dead on TV has stroked audiences all over the nation with their brand of explosive new-wave punk narcissism. This sound, coupled with the smash and grab disruption of lead singer Dan Evans, the brutal machine-like ineptness of drummer Vince Mcaley, the pounding low end of synth player Mike Bradbe...See Full Bio
“Chicago’s Dead on TV follow up 2012’s Fuck You, I’m Famous with the just-released Creeper, and from the opening bars of the title track it is apparent that the 4-piece outfit is taking punk rock in exciting new directions (even as they reference new wave’s glory years rather directly). The title track is the closest thing to Fireside Bowl pop-punk, while “Pour Your Heart Out” channels that big Chicago guitar sound (Naked Raygun, Shot Baker) while slyly referencing Echo & the Bunnymen’s “The Killing Moon” and Dead or Alive’s “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record).” Further along, “Screwdriver” is sexy glam/goth in the vein of The Cult and The Lords of the New Church, while “Pornography” is catchy and keyboard driven. Creeper wraps up rather nicely with a hardcore cover of the Tears for Fears hit “Pale Shelter” and (first single) “I’m Easy,” which recalls the trashy good old days of punk rock when dead boys spread germs in desperate big citi”