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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Date Artist City Venue
05/23 http://www.gethip.com/site The Cynics The Cynics in Rotterdam Rotterdam Riot
Time: 9:00pm. w/ The Dictators NYC, Warm Soda, Kurt Baker Combo, Teenager, and more More information
05/28 http://www.gethip.com/site The Ugly Beats The Ugly Beats in Austin, TX Sahara Lounge
Time: 9:00pm.
06/11 http://www.gethip.com/site The Ugly Beats The Ugly Beats in Chicago, IL Martyrs
Time: 9:00pm.
06/12 http://www.gethip.com/site The Ugly Beats The Ugly Beats in Pittsburgh, PA Get Hip Recordings
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Get Hip Get Art Sound Series Presents: the Ugly Beats w/ Hi Frequencies and Gregg & Michael performing special Cynics set backed by The Ugly Beats
06/12 http://www.gethip.com/site GET HIP • GET ART Sound Series GET HIP • GET ART Sound Series in Pittsburgh, PA Get Hip Recordings
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Get Hip Get Art Sound Series Presents: the Ugly Beats w/ Hi Frequencies and Gregg & Michael performing special Cynics set backed by The Ugly Beats
06/13 http://www.gethip.com/site The Ugly Beats The Ugly Beats in Cleveland, OH Roc Bar
Time: 9:00pm.
06/23 http://www.gethip.com/site The Cynics The Cynics in Brookyln, NY The Shop
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $12-$15. Age restrictions: No Minors. Buy tickets More information
07/02 http://www.gethip.com/site The Cynics The Cynics in Atlanta, GA Star Bar
Time: 9:00pm.
07/03 http://www.gethip.com/site The Cynics The Cynics in New Orleans, LA d.b.a.
Time: 9:00pm.
07/04 http://www.gethip.com/site The Ugly Beats The Ugly Beats in Austin, TX Mohawk
Time: 6:00pm. A.I.R. Fest 2 w/ Dead Moon, The Cynics, Natural Child, A GIant Dog, and more More information

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