THE CYNICS

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Formed in 1983 by Get Hip Recordings owner Gregg Kostelich, The CYNICS are a Garage-Punk institution.

Guitarist/producer/record company head Gregg Kostelich is the frenetic force behind THE CYNICS. He managed to keep the band afloat in the wake of constant personnel changes, he recorded some of the finest garage tracks ever, and also launched one of the best independent record labels of the 1980s. THE CYNICS’ style has been clear since their 1983 inception: fuzzed ultra-distorted guitar, screaming, moaning vocals, with a straight-ahead no frills rhythm section. The influences are extreme ‘60s Punk, R&B, and other loud, frantic trash. Gregg has occasionally steered the band into flirtations with folk-rock and little pop, but it’s the grunged-out punkers that have created THE CYNICS’ reputation. Their first two 45s were released by the Californian Dionysus label, but soon after Gregg had established his own Pittsburgh-based GET HIP RECORDINGS who would release all of  THE CYNICS albums and singles, as well as those by countless great garage, punk-rock and power-pop releases by other bands from around the globe.  (Read more)

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Official music video for “I Need More” from The Cynics’ Spinning Wheel Motel (2011)

 

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05/06 http://www.gethip.com/site Nox Boys Nox Boys in Pittsburgh, PA Get Hip Recordings
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $5. Age restrictions: All Ages. Featuring WHITE MYSTERY and Chase The Monkey More information
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05/15 http://www.gethip.com/site The Cynics The Cynics in San Sebastian Larratxo
Time: 9:00pm. Open Rock Gaua IV w/ Kris Rodgers & The Dirty Gems, Bullet Proof Lovers More information
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Time: 9:00pm. Special DJ set by Gregg Kostelich & The Cynics
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Time: 9:00pm.
05/18 http://www.gethip.com/site The Cynics The Cynics in Perpignan Drinkshop
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05/19 http://www.gethip.com/site The Cynics The Cynics in Bordeaux Le Bootleg
Time: 9:00pm.
05/20 http://www.gethip.com/site The Cynics The Cynics in Rennes Mondo Bizarro
Time: 9:00pm. w/ Pan More information
05/21 http://www.gethip.com/site The Cynics The Cynics in Paris La Mecanique
Time: 9:00pm. w/ Norvins More information
05/22 http://www.gethip.com/site The Cynics The Cynics in Mons La Bateau Ivre
Time: 9:00pm. w/ Adolphe Sex et ses Machines, Jon & The Vons, Wild Raccoon More information

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