Friday, 20 September 2013 13:53

Punk Best Bet: Guttermouth

Written by  Emma Kat Richardson
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Guttermouth, wsg Agent Orange and Pinata Protest
The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids
Oct. 12, 8 p.m.
$12 in advance, $15 at the door
pyramidschemebar.com, (616) 272-3758

Guttermouth is a band that's deliberately explicit, offensive and intended to shock. Need proof? The band pissed off everyone at Warped Tour so much that they were kicked off the bill mid-tour. Yeah, you'd kind of hope that a band called Guttermouth isn't crooning poetic love lyrics about Jesus. Or maybe that's just the kind of thing these punks would do just to piss off both their fans and their haters alike. Formed in 1988, the formidable punk rock band has toured extensively and has nine albums under its belt. Oh, and then there was also this one time they were banned from performing in Canada for almost two years, due to aggressively offensive material. If you've somehow managed to anger even the easy-going Canadians, you're either doing something incredibly wrong or drastically right. In Guttermouth's case, I don't think it's hard to guess which trajectory they're on.

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