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Posted Apr 19, 2012, 9:33 am
It's been nearly two decades since post-punk maestros fIREHOSE have played together, so fans of the band, bass wrangler Mike Watt, and '80s punkers the Minutemen might want to catch Thursday night's gig at Plush.
Watt has continued the tense, angular rock of his previous bands, but fIREHOSE — who used to regularly pack shows at Club Congress and the University of Arizona's Student Union — haven't toured in 18 years.
That band saw guitarist and singer Ed (from Ohio) Crawford step into the large shoes of D. Boon, the Minutemen legend who was killed in a Southern Arizona van rollover while on tour.
Crawford joined Watt and drummer George Hurley in expanding on the Minutemen's scratchy guitar, muscular bass and pounding rhythms.
Thursday's show is scheduled for 9 p.m., with openers The Monitors getting things kicked off at Plush, 340 E. 6th Street.