The Paybacks

With the Priests. Saturday, February 22, at the Lime Spider.

Sondre Lerche, with Nada Surf and the People Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Road 9 p.m. Saturday, February 22, $10, 216-383-1124.
The Paybacks
The Paybacks
Think that all Detroit's new rock underground has to offer is the White Stripes? Think again. After making their recorded debut with three tracks on the Jack White-curated Sympathetic Sounds of Detroit compilation in 2001, the Paybacks issued their full-length bow, Knock Loud, in 2002 on Get Hip and promptly turned the trash-rock cognoscenti on in a big way.

Led by singer-guitarist Wendy Case and guitarist Marco Delicato, the quartet's debut rocks and pops like nobody's business, full of powerhouse drums, big fat choruses and riffs, and more hooks than a tackle box. Topped with Case's sandpaper-and-whiskey vocals, the Paybacks conjure up images of a ballsier Cheap Trick or a pre-disco Blondie album smothered in grease. The louder you play 'em, the better they sound, which makes a live gig the best place to experience the mayhem. Don't forget your earplugs.

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