Indie/Garage Punk (Dayton, Ohio)
Astro Fang is the sound of angry bees trapped in a synthesizer that plays Tony Iommi riffs, horror movie themes and ’80s video game soundtracks on the back of a fuel-injected dragster with no parachute and no brakes. Now think about the whiskey-and-Punk flavored honey those stingered bastards would produce after being released into a normal hive. That’s Astro Fang. Their plans for 2011 include recording, touring, playing and barfing. It’s good to know they’re working toward concrete goals.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Brainiac and Devo reimagined as Surf Rock Elvis impersonators with Iggy Pop as their Col. Tom Parker. (Brian Baker, CityBeat)