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Saturday, June 9, 2007

Plugged in, ASD's music picks for Saturday, June 9 -- Chrome, CSS (Cansei de Ser Sexy)

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The Visitation: Chrome, at the Hemlock. $12.

"In the late 1970's, under the innocuous name of Chrome, two San Franciscans — Damon Edge (vocals, synths, etc.) and Helios Creed (vocals, guitar, etc.), with part-time rhythm-section assistance by the Stench brothers of Pearl Harbor's band — created an often awesome series of pre-industrial LPs that explore a dark state of mind only hinted at by '60s psychedelia. Taking cues from Suicide, Can, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, the Residents and anyone who ever made home tapes in their bedroom, the pair's dense, chaotic science-fiction epics are vivid vinyl nightmares — a thick blend of mechanical noises, filtered, twisted voices and fantastic, bizarre lyrics — that flesh out a frightening world both absorbing and repellent." --Trouser Press

Pop (or Brazil nuts!): CSS (or Cansei de Ser Sexy), 8pm at Mezzanine. $12.

"...five Brazilian minxes (and one burly guy) will ... sing their way through some of the filthiest lyrics heard on record since Gordon Ramsay last cast his eyes on an undercooked risotto." --Guardian.co.uk

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