Finally we can take a piece of the Goondas home with us again. Chud is a fitting name for the new vinyl EP being released—whatever it is, it sounds nasty. According to the band, it was a word in a funny story "not fit for print" that they liked "because it sounds gross." Always unpredictable, their outrageous stage shows have featured more punk songs recently, so the Goondas decided to make a vinyl 7-inch to release four new songs that capture their new sound, says guitarist Jackson Atkins. (I think it's because a 7-inch is about the length of a hot dog, such as the dozens thrown at them by "Stevie" in their new "Pet It" video). "Seizure Boy," one of the first songs the Goondas wrote nearly two years ago, is on Chud "because it was too punk rock for the other record," says Atkins, concluding, "Come to the show, buy the record, hopefully it doesn't skip!" If the Goondas are in the same room, it probably will! Friday night's show will be hosted by Shane Shane with supporting acts Pink Mink, BloodnStuff, and brand new band-to-watch the Bad Spots (Joe Werner of StrangeLights, Sarah Rose of Is/Is, and Ben Crunk of the Sex Rays). 18+.
Fri., Sept. 23, 8 p.m., 2011