Blowing in from Charleston, Illinois, this devilish duo from the dark side of the shadowy streets brings a boisterous barrage that chews up the raunchy, randy, raucous and rockin' stuff, then spits it out for you to enjoy. Self-described as a "seedy film noir pop duo" with a "sound and aesthetic that combines femme fatale jazz and the seediest of 60s pop," Keri Cousins provides the "sultry rhythms" on a drum set sans toms as Scott Walus plays the "narcotic melodies" on a well-worn Hagstrom 8-string bass (using EADG octaves, if you're keeping score). They've released two full-length albums on Cavetone Records and one 7" single to complete a catalog void of diabolical digital doings and all-in on vinyl to emphasize the two's commitment to a "maximum minimalism" that led others to dub their music as "jazz for dirtbags" or "punk for beatniks." Come join the fun, if you care to dare.

The Ex-Bombers
Saturday, July 11, 8:30 p.m.
Buzz Bomb Brewing Co./Adams Street

About The Author

Tom Irwin

Tom Irwin, a sixth-generation Sangamon County resident, has played his songs and music for nearly 40 years in the central Illinois area with occasional forays across the country. He's contributed to Illinois Times since 2000 by writing Now Playing, a weekly music column, as well as features stories and other articles...

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