Even those not massively familiar with Chicago punks the Dwarves know that guitarist HeWhoCannotBeNamed plays in nothing but a Mexican wrestling mask. Yeah, that means that we’re often treated to the sight of his gnarly cock, and he occasionally rubs it vigorously on a towel and gifts that to a “lucky” crowd member. It ain’t GG Allin, but it’s still not the kind of souvenir most want. Fortunately, the band also has a ton of great songs, including those from last year’s killer Take Back the Night, released on Burger Records. The record sits comfortably alongside Dwarves mini-classics such as The Dwarves Are Young and Good Looking, How To Win Friends and Influence People, and The Dwarves Must Die.
Dwarves plays with The Crowd, Decent Criminal, The Meow Twins and Richard Scary at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 7 at Alex’s Bar.