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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dink Never Dies

Posted By on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 1:36 PM

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It’s not a reunion, but four of five members of Dink will get back together on Saturday at Musica. In the ’90s, the Kent-based electronic-rock also-rans had a major-label deal with Capitol and scored a minor hit with “Green Mind," which plays like a musical mashup of Nine Inch Nails, Filter and EMF.

The show is the Akron debut of the new Killer Instinct Never Dies (a.k.a. KIND), a rock group that features Dink alums: programmer Sean Carlin, bassist Jeff Finn and drummer Ed Van Der Kuil, plus Steve Gang, formerly of Mannequin Odd. But mostly, they’re backing frontwoman Teresa Bosko, who played with some of the ex-Dinkers in House of Sectionals.

“It’s not Dink at all,” says Carlin, who’s KIND’s lead guitarist and backup vocalist. “We are the polar opposite of what Dink was. No electronics at all. People have compared us to Crazy Horse and Sonic Youth. It’s a guitar-army wall of noise, 300-watt Marshalls, a bass and drums. [Teresa] writes beautiful little songs that we mutate into something big and ugly, with some noise going on.”

The band doesn’t have a website yet. Carlin says there are so many bands with variations of “Kind,” they’re struggling to come up with a clever web address.

Full Wave Rectifier, the alt-rock band from Dink frontman Jerr Herring, headlines. Doors are 9 p.m.; admission is $6. —D.X. Ferris

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