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January 2, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Seattle’s Spits and Wimps keep it short, snotty | Concert preview

The Spits

The Spits headline Chop Suey Friday. Photo by Kealan Shilling.

If your New Year’s Eve disappointed — or you’re looking to continue partying into the weekend — consider The Spits and Wimps at Chop Suey for your Friday entertainment.

Characterized by an oddball sense of humor and an appetite for substance-fueled hijinks, the Seattle-via-Michigan foursome, led by brothers Sean and Erin Wood, has been an underground favorite since the 1990s, releasing a half-dozen albums’ worth of mutant New Wave noise-punk — like a synth-driven Ramones, or perhaps a distorted Devo.

Always a welcome break from the folded-armed status quo, Spits hometown shows are theatrical affairs at which costumes, fireworks and Pabst Blue Ribbon cans-as-projectiles are to be expected — and coming from a band whose signature song, 2002’s “Let Us Play Your Party,” (listen) features couplets like “when we’re puking on the rug / you’re gonna wanna be pulling the plug,” unwholesome revelry is for certain.

Arrive early for Wimps, whose 2013 debut “Repeat” (listen) was one of the year’s better local releases — a winning mix of wiry post-punk energy and B-52’s-like co-ed dual vocals.

The Spits, Wimps, Sex Crime
9 p.m. Friday at Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., Seattle; $8-10 (206-324-8005 or chopsuey.com)

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