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Crimson Sweet 

These four ex-classmates, hailing from New York City and passing through the Crescent City on their way to the monolithic South by Southwest music conference, look like art school, but they play like the school of hard knocks. Their second full-length album, last December's Eat the Night (Shake It) was produced by Martin Bisi, who's twisted knobs for the likes of Iggy Pop, the Ramones and Sonic Youth. It was a good match -- there's plenty of streetwalking cheetah in Crimson Sweet's hard-driving guitars and strange, sincere Dictators-style screaming, although it's more than a rehash of a vintage sound. At a time when New York City rock 'n' roll is dominated by artfully bored bands that sound like they were born in Dolce & Gabbana leather pants, these noisy punks are refreshing -- recalling a time when the streets were still mean, rock was still dangerous, and those leather pants actually probably smelled bad. With local loud punks Die Rotzz. Tickets $5 -- Alison Fensterstock
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