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Wednesday, Sep 11 2013

Powered by the irreverent lyrics, gravel-throated vocals, and fuzzed-out bass lines of leader Ross Knight, beer-pounding pub punks the Cosmic Psychos became one of Australia's most popular punk-rock exports during the '90s. Delivering locomotive songs about driving bulldozers, dead kangaroos, and swilling pints at the local pub, the Psychos echoed the raw simplicity of the Stooges and the Ramones with the catchy, caveman riffs found on their classic albums Go the Hack and Self Totalled. Embarking on their first tour the U.S. in 18 years, Knight and the current lineup of the trio featuring Onyas guitarist John "Mad Macka" McKeering take the stage at Brick and Mortar Music Hall after a screening of Cosmic Psychos: Blokes You Can Trust, the acclaimed new documentary that tells the tale of the band's three decades of raucous debauchery.

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