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Chicago's got plenty of noise nerds, they've got relatively little to fuel their angst compared to Matt Taggart, aka (unfortunately) Pop Culture Rape Victim, a resident of lonely Billings, Montana. While many harsh electronic artists take their sweet time building up to a crushing climax, Taggart heads straight out of the pen with enough thunder and lightning to startle even the most die-hard masochist. Like some prehistoric predator he tears unflinchingly through the meat of his soundscapes--he's so ridiculously brutal it's actually uplifting. Though constant berserking can be almost as boring as minimalist pitter-patter, Taggart's not an evil punisher, he's just blindly fierce--not a hair more nihilistic than Mother Nature herself. Wednesday, May 28, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3221 W. Fullerton; 773-395-2844.

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