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Making Grown Men Cry Since 1992
Monday, June 12, Burtâ€™s Tiki Lounge (21-and-over); free: Built on tremolo-laden distorted guitars, simplistic drum beats and unintelligible vocal wailings, Montrealâ€™s Demonâ€™s Claws are another band out to prove that Sex Pistols-era punk and Willows-style garage rock were made for one another. The band is constructed from former Montreal outfits the Cut Offs and Les MÃ©tÃ©ors, and the foursome has crafted a sound that is very boozey and raucous while not taking itself too seriously. From listening to the Clawsâ€™ tunes, you get the impression they would want nothing more than to run into a faux retro-rock band like Jet in a dark alley and beat the living hell out of them. No, you wonâ€™t find any â€œLook What Youâ€™ve Doneâ€-esque tracks in the bandâ€™s repertoire, but you will find plenty of songs like â€œLost in the Desert,â€ which has a â€œby the campfireâ€ feel to it as well as the bandâ€™s signature â€œwho gives a shit?â€ swagger. The Claws pick up the pace on â€œHillside Stranglerâ€ in which the normally low-key drums come to the forefront and lead singer Mike Leonardy gives us the impression that heâ€™s maniacally wrung a few necks himself. You can see the Claws in action on Monday evening when theyâ€™re joined by The Dirty Novels and BBQ for a no-cover, 21-and-over show at Burtâ€™s Tiki Lounge.