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Friday, April 30, 2010

Hammer Time!

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 11:30 AM

Nailing it
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Hammer Damage brought up the tail end of Akron’s storied ’70s punk/underground rock scene, forming in 1978 when drummer Mike Hammer and guitarist Donnie Damage left the Rubber City Rebels to start their own band.

Though they never released a full-length album, Hammer Damage put out a handful of singles and garnered a strong following among lovers of sneering, aggressive punk-rock.

Recently, the band has reunited for occasional shows with all four members of the original lineup — Hammer, Damage, bassist Scott Winkler and guitarist George Cabinass — joined by guitarist Kal Mullens from ’70s Akron legend, Teacher’s Pet.

The group plays at the Beachland Tavern at 9 tonight with Exploding Lies and Bluto’s Revenge opening. Tickets: $10.

Then at 8:30 tomorrow night, the group plays at the Tangier in Akron. They’ll be joined on the bill by the Satisfiers, featuring Mike Purkhiser who has played with popular Akron-area bands like power-pop trio the Action and surf/rockabilly ensemble the Walking Clampetts. Tickets: $12.50 advance, $15 at the door. —Anastasia Pantsios

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