Windy City Soundclash: Chixdiggit, Cerebral Ballzy, Kepi Ghoulie, Love and Squalor, Turkletons | Subterranean | Fairs & Festivals, Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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Windy City Soundclash: Chixdiggit, Cerebral Ballzy, Kepi Ghoulie, Love and Squalor, Turkletons 

When: Sat., May 28, 5 p.m. 2011
Price: $12
Hardcore was founded on the explicit rejection of hand-me-down nostalgia and a commitment to the guarantee that the form would never fall victim to backward-looking veneration the way the hippies' rock revolution had. So does that mean all these twentysomething kids starting bands that mimic the first wave of hardcore—which went down long enough ago that their parents could have hit up those first all-ages shows—are missing the point? Or are they even punker than preceding generations of Bad Brains fans for rejecting hardcore's dogma? These are questions one might ask of young Cerebral Ballzy and the group's self-titled album (out this summer on Williams Street), if one were willing to overthink the compact, furious jams they kick out—but that would definitely be missing the point. —Miles Raymer

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