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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07/07 http://www.gethip.com/site The Cynics The Cynics in Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
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07/08 http://www.gethip.com/site The Cynics The Cynics in Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s
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07/09 http://www.gethip.com/site Pow Wows Pow Wows in Toronto, ON Horseshoe
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. w/ Teenanger, Black Lips
07/10 http://www.gethip.com/site The Cynics The Cynics in Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
Time: 9:00pm.
07/11 http://www.gethip.com/site The Cynics The Cynics in Detroit, MI UFO Factory
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2110 Trumbull St..
07/12 http://www.gethip.com/site The Cynics The Cynics in Chicago, IL Double Door
Time: 9:00pm.
07/18 http://www.gethip.com/site The Ugly Beats The Ugly Beats in Austin, Texas Carousel Lounge
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 1110 E 52nd St,.

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