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Red Knife Lottery

Tonight @ the Cactus Club - 10 p.m.

Aug. 30, 2008
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On their 2005 debut album, So Much Drama, Red Knife Lottery shouted out songs about murder and betrayal, sounding like a far younger, far thrashier version of The Pretenders. This year they returned with Hip Bruisers, a seven-inch that further tempered the band’s violent punk with jazzy tones and the increasingly-soulful wails of screeching, powerhouse singer Ashley Chapman. This fall, the band heads to the studio to record their sophomore album, but not before they headline a 10 p.m. show tonight at the Cactus Club, which they share with two mathy punk band’s, Chicago’s Haymarket Riot and Milwaukee’s Father Phoenix.


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