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Gonn

9 p.m. Saturday, January 5. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

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"The universe is permeated with the odor of kerosene." With that awesomely absurd declaration, Gonn launched one of the great lysergic spumes in garage-rock history, the lost 1966 classic "Blackout of Gretely." Fortune was against the Keokuk, Iowa, proto-punks, who broke up without releasing their titanic second single, "Doin' Me In." But records that potent don't stay buried forever. The rediscovered Gonn is now widely and rightly hailed as one of America's filthiest garage-rock pioneers. Although singer/bassist Craig Moore is 61, he's got the throat of a teenager — just ask anybody who saw his onstage cameos with the Geargrinders and the Nevermores at last November's Show-Me Blowout. This time, he'll have the full, original Gonn lineup in tow, for their first show since 2005...hey, what's that smell?

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