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The Dirtbombs, Dan Sartain, Terrible Twos

Neumo's, $12, 8 p.m.

Detroit's Dirtbombs are back with their first full-length in five years. That's big news for Mick Collins fans; they're more obsessed than a wolverine devouring a pack of rancid pork chops. Of course, the guy sounds a little older, a little less aggro these days. We Have You Surrounded, the band's latest, trades the sandpaper punk-soul of High Octane Salvation-era Dirtbombs for more of a quirky indie funk/disco-wave aesthetic. On tracks like "Sherlock Holmes" and "La Fin Du Monde" (great beer), Collins and his buddies rely more on mood and atmosphere than sweaty groove research. It's a pretty nifty album overall, although it's not nearly as mind blowing as his work with the Gories. But hey, how many classic records can one man produce?

-- JUSTIN F. FARRAR

 
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