Thunderbirds are Now! are a wail of a good time. And you can quote us on that too. - Oh My Rockness

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Thunderbirds are Now! are a wail of a good time. And you can quote us on that too.

October 27, 2005
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Detroit's Thunderbirds Are Now! play catchy keyboard rock with much help from wiry post-punk guitars and killer cowbells and maracas. This is sassy rhythm rock with a sly, rambunctious spirit. The feeling at a Thunderbirds! show borders on euphoric. I'm telling you, these guys are just insane on stage. You're enthralled by their jumping and gyrating, but also somewhat worried that some major bones might break. Energy is good, emergency room is not.

Singer Ryan Allen lead the charge, as he yelps, wails and struts to the synths, melodic machine-gun beats and "killer" licks. The bad has been compared to Talking Heads and the Pixies, but since they're on Frenchkiss Records, throw in a Les Savy Fav nod too.

Go see this show. It'll be all rowdy and stuff. And I really hope people start referring to them as Thunderbirds are Wow! That's about as good a headline as "Houston, We Have a Problem."

Thunderbirds are Now! play with The Hold Steady and the Constantines @ Logan Square Auditorium, Friday, October 28th.

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