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Tony Danza TapDance Extravaganza

6 p.m. Tuesday, December 18. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.


The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza is pissed off about something — but thanks to their difficult-to-decipher lyrics, it's hard to tell exactly what. Perhaps it's the government, or the current state of punk rock (or maybe it's because the band lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee). TDTE's hook lies in its pure, mind-numbing aggression. Much like local spazzes Lye By Mistake or recent local theft victims the Locust, it achieves brutality by way of dissonant guitar shredding, guttural screaming and time changes worthy of studying in college-level calculus. This Tuesday, TDTE's brand of violent tech-metal will be a slice of heaven for the frustrated high school kids venting in the Creepy Crawl mosh pit — and Hell for the moms waiting for them in the parking lot.

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