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The Cosmos Kids: “Fight For Your Love”

The Cosmos Kids know a truth about rock ‘n’ roll that’s sparing in much of today’s music: less is most definitely more. “Fight for your Love” is the proof. 7 words drive this tune, “No I won’t fight for your love.” You might be inclined to think this is some obscure early 60s cover with its attention to the details of yesterday’s formula. “Twist and Shout” chord progression? Check. Handclaps at the bridge? Check. Simplistic lyrics over poetry? Check. The only thing that kicks this song into modern times is the vocal distortion, which I’m sure is the result of several Strange Boys binges.

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Magic Milk: “Pink Flamingos” (Playing Beat Kitchen this Thursday)

The last year or so has brought Chicago music fans so much sloppy, fuzz-driven garage music that if I were to tell you that Magic Milk was exactly that, you might be inclined to brush them off. Don’t. With an absurd amount of vocal distortion that rivals that of the Strange Boys and guitar work that walks with the swagger of Sweet’s “Ballroom Blitz,” “Pink Flamingos,” from last year’s self-titled EP, is a step above any garage tune I’ve heard in a long time. The song even features an epic harmonica solo that ends with a manic scream from singer “fuckin kenny.” You can catch Magic Milk this Thursday at Beat Kitchen with An Horse and Chicago’s Warm Ones.

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