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With Fireball Ministry and the Knives. Saturday, September 3, at the House of Blues.

Apparently, no one told CKY that it's dangerous to hate on your boss. Or maybe someone did, and CKY just doesn't give a damn. Either way, that's just what the Pennsylvania band does. In its audacious, straightforward rock-and-roll style, the instigators in CKY make a point of telling everyone how much they hate the music industry. (Of course, they don't hate it enough not to be on Island Records, a division of powerhouse Universal Music.) Luckily, they have so many devoted fans that Island is forced to shrug them off with a "boys-will-be-boys" roll of the eyes. After all, CKY's series of home videos -- with the band members and their friends and family doing ridiculous stunts -- spawned MTV's Jackass, which created a huge audience for the band's snarling yet tuneful metal-tinged rockers. With the kind of reaction the CKY videos and Jackass got, how could a label not let these guys do whatever they want? Mostly, CKY is an uncensored and unpredictable band that will definitely put on a killer show -- it's already a proven backdrop for drunken antics.

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