I dated this stoner dude in college who was a crappy boyfriend, but he clued me in on a few bands that to this day warm the cockles of my punk-rock heart. One of these bands is the New Bomb Turks, a Columbus, Ohio-based group that released their first full-length, !!Destroy Oh-Boy!! in 1993. At the time, they were loud, fast, snotty, funny, and fun; if their clips are any indication, they still are.
To be honest, I had no idea they were still touring, but lo and behold, the Turks are playing at the Cobra Lounge (235 N. Ashland Ave.) on Saturday, Feb. 21. Opening for them are the Mannequin Men, Distinguished Gentlemen of Leisure, and Teenage Tits. The show kicks off at 9 p.m., and blessed be, it's free.