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The Cynics Meet The Sonics


One of my favorite bands, The Cynics, will be playing two shows opening for '60s garage rock legends The Sonics.  They'll be playing Feb 27 in Chicago at the Double Door and Feb 28 in Cleveland at Beachland Ballroom.  While the Sonics are interesting for historical reasons, the Cynics are the band to see.  They are perhaps the best example of the "Children of Nuggets" garage rock revival and after 30 years are still going strong.  Their music has evolved over the years, but it's still got a sharp edge to it.  Sort of a combination of The Byrds + The Beatles + The Ramones.  If you like high-energy, melodic fuzz-guitar driven rock (and honestly, who doesn't?) there are none better.  I've been dying to see The Cynics for years and I'm really looking forward to it.  The Cynics also have gigs lined up in Pittsburgh and Austin at SXSW.

If you're not familiar with The Cynics, check out their 2011 release "Spinning Wheel Motel." It's an awesome album and a great introduction to this band.  Here are a couple of videos from YouTube:



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