In a Pittsburgh neighborhood sometime last year, guitarist Gregg Kostelich was cleaning out his garage
. On top of a box of croquet balls, hidden under a bicycle tire and a high school biology text book, were The Cynics
. Left in the garage since 1995, the great fuzzed-out '60s-styled Punk troupe were a little older, a little dirtier, but ready to get back out on the road. A triumphant tour of Spain (everyone triumphs in Spain) followed and The Cynics were back in the same snarling form that made them one of the best Garage acts -- along with The Lyres and the Lime Spiders -- of the '80s. Fronted by singer Michael Kastelic and the aforementioned Kostelich, the reunited Cynics will be in Cincinnati in celebration of Shake It Records second anniversary.
At the Southgate House on Saturday with The Cybermen. Free admission with canned food donation. Please, no canned beets.