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Hank Wood & The Hammerheads 

When: Sat., July 26, 7 p.m. 2014
Price: $8
Walking down the street/Fuck the street/It’s hard on the street. Those are a few lines from New York punk outfit Hank Wood & the Hammerheads’ Go Home, a dour and hostile debut that teeters charmingly on the verge of stupidity. Indiscernible guitar riffs, rudimentary keyboard, and inexplicable cowbell play mid-tempo punk vamps beneath the vocals, which match the music’s simplicity with redundant, territorial invective. The individual parts and deranged vocals comprise feverish, sweltering songs though, and it all amounts to a puerile but very potent album. The refrain quoted above, for instance, is a bit of willfully ignorant nonsense on paper, but the song’s slow-building arrangement and conviction succeeds in making listeners pissed off at the street, too — or at least sympathetic.
— Sam Lefebvre

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