Cola Freaks

Friday, September 28

Say Danish to me, and the first things I think of are Vikings, Lars von Trier, Hamlet, and yummy pastries with creamy, cheesy centers. For fun facts about Denmark, consult Wikipedia. For Danish punk bands like Cola Freaks, you’ll have to dig deeper, since most of the info about them is, well, in Danish. So here’s what I’ve been able to gather. They are a new act of seasoned vets who play speedy ’77 punk that sounds like their influences cited on MySpace (Wipers, the Germs, Undertones), making them the Danish equivalent of Seattle’s own Briefs. I’m pretty sure they are singing about anarchy and apathy and boredom, but who knows, they could be singing about sunshine, flowers, and unicorns. Luckily, the Cola Freaks possess the ability to make you want to spontaneously pogo. Language barrier or not, that’s universal. With No-Fi Soul Rebellion, Thee Emergency, and Diamond Cut Diamond.

Fri., Sept. 28, 9 p.m., 2007

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