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Gravelly vocals and grinding guitars copulate with a rhythm section that sounds like a cheap motel's headboard banging against a wall, as Reno Divorce delivers the kind of music you'll need to have a cigarette after. The outfit, formed by singer/guitarist and Florida transplant Brent Loveday, in his native Orlando, was reconstituted in 2000 and now includes drummer Andrew Erich and bassist Todd Grow. The Divorcees have primed stages for the likes of Reverend Horton Heat, the Dead Kennedys, Wire and Paver. The latter's lead singer, ex-ALL frontman Scott Reynolds, handpicked the group to open on Paver's 2001 tour. The three-piece will be playing two sets this Friday, June 13, in support of its forthcoming disc slated for release later this month, You're Only Making It Worse -- the followup to 1997's debut EP Web of Lies. With the ease and convenience of an actual Reno Divorce, catch the band first at the Soiled Dove with As We Speak, Doozer and the Mansfields, and later at MVP's with King Rat and St. James Gate.


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