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Broncho - "Class Historian"

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Admirals - Amidst the Blue

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Chaotic rock 'n' roll cacophony Music Hates You brings unmatched intensity to OKC

Chris Parker January 28th, 2010

Music Hates You with Los Hijos Del Diablo and DeadPlanetTuesdaythe Conservatory8911 N. Westernwww.conservatoryokc.com879-9778$5Bands come and go like cars passing on the highway. Few have the passion ...

Music Hates You
with Los Hijos Del Diablo and DeadPlanet
the Conservatory
8911 N. Western

Bands come and go like cars passing on the highway. Few have the passion and fire of Music Hates You, which is a big reason why most don't survive. Inspired by Iggy Pop and Jesus Lizard, this punk trio strives to shake audiences from its apathetic torpor.

Front man Noah Ray promises to keep his end of the performer-audience bargain by putting on a loud and lively show. He'll even jump into the crowd to enforce that pact, ensuring that all attending surrender their full attention.

"Music Hates You has always gravitated to the idea that if you paid your five bucks and you stand in front of me, whether you like it or not, I'm going to absolutely make sure you remember me," Ray said.

The group delivers a dark, grimy roar that runs from deep-rutted grooves worthy of The Melvins to a cacophonous Black Flag rumble being beaten bloody by Neurosis.

"When I was going to see shows when I was 20 to 25 years old, I felt a part of something. It wasn't hard to love it and keep going back to it and feeling you were a part of the whole thing," he siad. "The past 15 years of music has seen a lot of apathetic people. They're not invested in what they're doing."

Raised onstage and in theater, he's had nary a moment of stage fright in his career, and while admittedly he isn't a great guitarist or singer, he's certainly a showman. That will come as no surprise to those who recognize him as the skate rat doing ollies off the walls of the dilapidated house in the R.E.M. video "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)."

Although he loves R.E.M. as much as he does The Ramones, it wasn't the best thing at the time.
"It was a really hard time in my life," Ray said. "I wasn't a popular kid. I was just kind of a poor white trash kid and then, all of a sudden, as far as Athens was concerned, I'm a star, all over MTV. It had this weird effect on me as a teenager and my place in the world at the time."

There's little middle ground. The propulsive momentum of Music Hates You has the locomotive energy of Motörhead, and while the spastic, writhing guitars batter with brutality, sometimes pain is good. At least you know you're alive " an experience Ray had recently at an all-night diner.

"We had played earlier in the night to about five to 10 people, and we were eating at a Waffle House afterwards when the waitress made the mistake of saying, 'You know you all could plug in right here, yuk-yuk-yuk.'

I was like, 'Look, I'm telling you right now, I will back the van up and we will be playing in 15 minutes if you just say the world.' And she said, 'Well uh,' and I backed the van up and we loaded in," he said.

"Honestly, I've been playing music for 23 years, and that was one of the most rewarding experiences ever. We have a genuine love for what we do. Be it five people or 5,000, it doesn't matter to us. You just get out there and play your heart out." "Chris Parker

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