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Lions Rampant, Thee Invaders, Son of Cops 

When: Thu., Nov. 5, 9:30 p.m. 2009
Price: $5, $3 in advance
These Cincinnati-area garage-rock clowns have a refreshing inability to take themselves seriously. Right now their default MySpace pic is an elaborately staged scenario with the three band members dressed as Playboy bunnies, and their most recent blog post promises, "Watch Stuart get beat up!" and delivers with footage of drummer Nate Wagner whaling on front man Stuart MacKenzie onstage. Their music is similarly unserious—scrappy, raggedy-ass rock 'n' roll of the loud-fast-blues variety, spiced up with a heavy dash of punk, intended as an incitement to dance and/or engage in dumb, drunken stunts. Their two self-released EPs, Lions Rampant Play Rock 'n' Roll and Half Women Half Alcohol, are downloadable at thelionsrampant.com, but they have a full-length in the can, the fate of which is currently undecided. —Miles Raymer

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