JONNYX AND THE GROADIES, THRONES, THRONES, PURPLE RHINESTONE EAGLE (The Artistery, 4315 SE Division) USA & JXATG—Nothing says "USA! USA!" like a blast of glorious noise from the one and only JonnyX and the Groadies. JXATG celebrate their 14th anniversary with their usual chaotic Fourth of July concert and vegan potluck, plus tonight's festivities will double as a release show for their forthcoming album—released exclusively on cassette and twelve-inch, naturally. Your ears shall run red with blood; the white and blue stuff is up to you. EAC
EAST END BLOCK PARTY: RED FANG, LORD DYING, THE MADISON CONCRETE, A TRAIN (4 pm) (SE Ash St. between Grand and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd)
PIERCED ARROWS, HARLEM, HUNX AND HIS PUNX (9 pm) (East End, 203 SE Grand) Clearly no one loves America as much as East End. While other venues spend America's birthday roasting Tofurkey dogs and losing digits in horrific firework accidents, East End is throwing a pair of shows to prove they are the Americanest club in town. First off, it's their inaugural block party, where Red Fang will deafen the masses and hopefully debut some new material from their much-anticipated upcoming full-length. With ears still ringing, head downstairs at 9 pm for a fascinating bill that runs the gamut between the ridiculous Hunx and His Punx (with a live show that you must see to believe), garage popsters Harlem, and punk legends Pierced Arrows. In short: America, fuck yeah. EAC
Happy Fourth, everyone!
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