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Bad Sports, Youthbitch, Piss Test 

When: Fri., April 4, 8 p.m. 2014
I had two pressing matters to address in the direct aftermath of last September's Dirtnap Records 14th anniversary show. The pink goo smeared all over my shoes could wait, though—at least until I was able to throw on the latest Bad Sports album, Bras, in an attempt to work out a deeply rooted earworm or two. The shoe stains, as well as my newly kindled affinity for the Denton, Texas, garage-rock band, could be traced back to the same whirlwind of bodies and limbs that formed as the trio took the stage. Half a year later, rain has washed my shoes back to white, but I still can't get enough of a track like "Terrible Place," where Bad Sports take a Buzzcocks-esque punk snarl, pair it with some pogo-inducing power-pop hooks, and cap it off with a sing-along chorus just aching to be shouted to the rafters of dive bars everywhere. CHIPP TERWILLIGER


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