Chris DeLine

Cedar Rapids, IA

Swingin’ Utters Critics’ Pick

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Less than a week after joining the Dillinger Four for a bill at St. Paul’s Turf Club, Pretty Boy Thorson & the F’n A’s once again find themselves playing with another long-standing Fat Wreck Chords group. This time around they’ll be opening for San Francisco’s Swingin’ Utters, as the band kicks off a month-long tour at the Triple Rock. Originally formed in 1987, the Utters’ brand of gimmick-less street punk has earned them a loyal following across the country despite their limited recording output this decade. Not much for putting on a front, the band’s members continue to live the working-class life that is the theme of many of their songs: Guitarist Darius Koski continues to find work as a truck driver while vocalist Johnny Bonnel maintains a job at a cinderblock warehouse. Rest assured they’ll bring their no-nonsense attitude to the club when they return to the Twin Cities. Also playing are Shot Baker and the Framed. All ages.
Thu., March 5, 5 p.m., 2009

[This critics’ pick was originally published by City Pages.]