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This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb, Big Black Cloud and Divers

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Backspace (map) Northwest
Tue., Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. 2012 21+

$7

A year and a half ago, a collective sob arose from the punk-DIY-leftist community (basically, everyone with a Black Flag tattoo) when This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb announced their end, after 14 years. That they are only now getting around to a farewell tour is indicative of either their penchant for bucking trends or their obliviousness to them. If you don't pay attention to the words, TBIAPB sounds like good-time drinking music. But in their latest incarnation (they started out as new wavers), they found the perfect marriage between raucous punk and earnest folk, combining infectiously simple songwriting with the kind of socially conscious lyrics that haven't been in fashion for a couple of decades. The band may have officially broken up, but it was only a few months ago that yet another cyclist fan was arrested after the cops took one of the band's stickers too literally. REBECCA WILSON

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This event is in the past.
  • Tue., Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. 2012
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