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Suede Dudes with the Butchers and Gun Hoes at 5 Points Lounge, November 17th

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"Long Tall Sally" was a definite highlight of the band's set, though it should be said that the cover fit in perfectly amongst the band's classic sounding originals. As Clarke beat and strangled his flashy metal-flake red hollow-body guitar, those in attendance were given a performance that betrayed the size of the crowd. This was not the paid rehearsal a weak turnout can spur on from many bands, and if Saturday's performance was any indication, we would absolutely love to see the Butchers tear it up in front of a larger crowd. 


Closing out the affair was Suede Dudes. The band has a sound built on degradation, and features all of the trappings of the better end of the early '90s noise-rock movement. The price of admission for attaining these noisy sounds is the use of some occasionally faulty gear, something the Dudes made light of during one of the several bouts of technical dismay that punctuated the set. No matter, the band managed to slog through any equipment troubles to play a set that featured a healthy dose of its more abrasive and sludgy numbers, peppered with some of the more melodic selections from the Mutant Meat LP. 

The Dudes followed suit in providing a performance that was far more involved than the small crowd really warranted, with lead singer/guitarist, Bryan Adams, rolling about in front of his amplifier to coax feedback squalls throughout the set, looking as though he was apt to damage himself or more gear at any given second. 

All things considered, you really should've been there! 

Catch the Gun Hoes and Suede Dudes at Death to the Sun IV on Nov. 24 at Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. 


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David Von Bader

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