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When thrashy experimental punks Quebexico called it a day earlier this year, angry, drunken, often-bearded fans across the country had a good reason to get more angry, more drunk, and grow larger beards. Thankfully, the band’s offspring is hitting the same musical highs in the same aggressively DIY manner. TEENANGER, comprised of the 3/4ths of Quebexico that lived in Toronto (Ottawa-based guitarist Davey now plays in the also-awesome Million Dollar Marxists), is a little more garage rock ‘n’ roll than its members more experimentally thrash past. The same spirit is there, though, and it was the insane, sometimes unreasonable energy of Quebexico that made them such a fine sight to behold. TEENANGER has been forging its own name and identity through some fairly intense shows around the city (a few weeks back, the band tore up Ossington hot spot Baby Doll’s strip club), and this weekend finds them kicking ass and taking names at the Tiger Bar (414 College Street) alongside the insanely good Marvelous Darlings and Montreal rockers Demon’s Claws. The former kind of sound like an uber-power-pop incarnation of Buzzcocks, while the later are kind of like a Can-Can Dead Milkmen. So, awesome.
This show (occurring Saturday, December 1) promises to be pretty packed, so it’s recommended to not show up too late after doors at 9 p.m.; cover is a paltry $5. And the memories will last a lifetime.
Photo courtesy of TEENANGER.