The fiery local duo Red Pens have been setting audiences ablaze with their ferocious live shows for years now. But in the short amount of time it took Howard Hamilton and Laura Bennett to captivate the Twin Cities music scene, they have teased their rabid fans with only one blazing full-length and a subsequent follow-up EP. Thankfully, they have been active in the studio once again, and are set to celebrate the release of their latest 7-inch with this performance at the Turf Club. The two stellar new tracks, "Next Summer" and "I Run This," both churn with the fuzzed-out urgency and restless energy that we've come to expect from the ardent twosome. Here's hoping that new songs keep flowing from the band, and they don't keep us waiting too much longer for a second LP. With Safewords and Sulk.
Sat., Sept. 17, 9 p.m., 2011