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The Fast Boys at The Springwater

Blank Generation, Cont'd


Detroit catches a lot of flack. Between the bad economy, high crime rate and the Lions, one can’t really blame the droves who have left the city. But imagine you were there in, say, the late 1960s. Sure, Detroit wasn’t a safe place then either, but it was also the epicenter for proto-punk and garage-rock bands like MC5 and The Stooges, not to mention the whole Motown thing. That’s where The Fast Boys see themselves, though more so for the proto-punk reasons. These South Carolinians are about the same age as Iggy Pop & Co. were when they got started, and The Fast Boys are just as snotty, obnoxious and disenchanted with their own generation. But they’ve also got a taste for the style’s poppier sensibilities, covering The Damned on their record Rock ‘N Roll Trash and matching Buzzcocks hooks with Dead Boys grit.
Sat., March 6, 9 p.m., 2010

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