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Killin' Time 

L.A. new wavers stop the clock at 1983.

Killin' Time L.A. new wavers stop the clock at 1983. Rock Kills Kid frontman Jeff Tucker would like more me-time. Ever since Are You Nervous? , his band's debut album, came out earlier this year, he's been so busy touring — including a stop at Taste of Cleveland today — that he hasn't had time to pen any new songs. "I can't write when I'm around people," he says. "I need to separate myself from everybody." That new album, which is fueled by '80s-style new-wave synth riff, took three years to complete. He spent much of that time camped inside the recording studio while he was homeless, Tucker says. "It became a way of life," he says. Taste runs from noon to 8 p.m. at Tower City Amphitheater, 351 Canal Road. Rock Kills Kid plays at 5:35 p.m. Tickets are $6, free for kids; call 440-247-4386. — By Michael Gallucci
Mon., Sept. 4, 5:35 p.m.

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