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Bug Chaser

8 p.m. Friday, December 2. El Lenador, 3124 Cherokee Street.


The innocuous name Bug Chaser connotes sun-dappled summer pastimes, until you learn that bug chasing is also a thrill-seeking sex game similar to Russian roulette where "donors" "gift" HIV to willing participants. These prolific south-side toughs must be infected with something, because roisterous krautrock isn't supposed to feel this punk. There are many forces to be reckoned with here — wild-boy frontman Pat Grosch's delivery is downright ferocious, bassist Matty Coonfield's pedigree includes Glass Teeth and Tone Rodent, and all can hail the inhuman work ethic of axman Jake Jones, who moonlights as chief maniac of freak-rap brigade King Kong Magnetics. Equally indebted to Cave and Glass Teeth, Bug Chaser is a futuristic colonic for your brain.

Not to Mention: The bill also features Warm Jets USA, Swim and the punk-pop curiosity that is Oklahoma's Broncho.