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Tyvek, Fireballs of Freedom and Hooded Hags

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The Know (map) Northeast
Fri., May 9, 8 p.m. 2014 21+

Detroit-based garage-punk band Tyvek takes its name from the brand of housewrap used to waterproof buildings. It seems fitting, as Tyvek (the band) has certainly managed to weather storms over the years. Consisting of singer/guitarist Kevin Boyer and a rotating lineup, the band has developed their unique take on noise-punk for nearly a decade. The group's adrenaline-fueled early 7-inches were collected on Fast Metabolism by Portland label M'Lady's Records, and compilation closer "Honda" perfectly showcases Tyvek's endearingly spastic beginnings. The slightly more polished studio records that followed saw the band shift gears. Nothing Fits taps into the paranoid, pissed-off sounds of early hardcore, and 2012's On Triple Beams builds upon that foundation. That album's centerpiece, the anthemic "Wayne County Roads" is an engaging call-to-arms that could have been ripped right out of Springsteen's playbook, had the Boss come up in Detroit's suburbs instead of Jersey's. CHIPP TERWILLIGER

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