Posted in music | tour dates on June 24, 2011

by BBG

Bush Tetras
Bush Tetras

New York's Bush Tetras had a no wave link, via guitarist Pat Place's association with James Chance, but the band's sound was neither frantic nor disjointed enough to be properly categorized with those bands. They played scrappy post-punk, with fellow Americans Pylon and Konk and Brits Delta 5 and Au Pairs as close contemporaries. If there's any one song the Bush Tetras are known for, it's 1980's "Too Many Creeps" -- the band's most representative song and also the catchiest, made by the kind of jagged rhythms, slicing guitars, and sniping vocals that were used throughout their short lifespan. -[Allmusic]
One listen to "Too Many Creeps" (which was recently reiussed on wax) and it becomes evident how many bands followed in the footsteps of this NYC band who originally called it quits in 1983. Since that initial break, Cynthia Sley has stayed fairly active while the Bush Tetras have reunited on and off, most recently playing at Le Poisson Rouge and The Kitchen in NYC. The reunion continues TONIGHT (6/24) in a very different space, 285 Kent Ave, as the band will team up with Friends, Coathangers, and Religious to Damn for a show that kicks off at 8PM ($10). Yes, Bush Tetras are that "special guests TBA" last time we mentioned this show.

Tonight's date at 285 Kent is one of two NYC shows for the touring Coathangers, who also play Cake Shop Saturday (6/25) with Teen Witch and The Nec. Teen Witch also recently played Death By Audio with Heavy Cream.

285 Kent holds a different and equally compelling show Saturday: Fucked Up, Jeff The Brotherhood, & Iceage.

Bush Tetras recently popped in to WFMU to play a set. Stream it.

Check out some video and show details below.

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Bush Tetras - Too Many Creeps

Bush Tetras Can't Be Funky

***Friday June 24th***
@ 285 KENT AVE

BUSH TETRAS
FRIENDS
COATHANGERS
RELIGIOUS TO DAMN

285 Kent Ave @ South 1st
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L-Bedford, G-Metropolitan, JM-Marcy
8pm | $10 | all ages

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Comments (10)

Coathanger abortion!

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 4:54 PM

Saw the Bush Tetras at Cake Shop a few years ago. Great band.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 5:04 PM

Whats the bacardi bar situation on this show? Open or no?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 12:38 AM

Show sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 11:38 AM

show ruled, guy above me is a loser & misogynist who did not go, coathangers and bush tetras rulz

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 1:15 PM

The show was awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2011 3:09 PM

Coathangers ruled the show last night

Posted by James | June 25, 2011 3:52 PM

Pat Place: one of the most striking, gorgeous women ever to come out of New York City. Completely underrated guitarist.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | June 25, 2011 6:45 PM

Cynthia Sley teaches 2nd grade in the W. Village.

Posted by Smack | June 27, 2011 11:45 AM

ahhhhhh d@mnit i missed the bush tetras again!!! sheeeeeeeet. any idea when they will play next?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 5:29 PM

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