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Chris Brokaw on the time he played a show with GG Allin in drag and under an assumed name

Chris Brokaw has had a career in underground music that sounds like it can't possibly be true: He went to Oberlin College in the '80s, where he met Sooyoung Park, Liz Phair, John McEntire and Stephen Immerwahr. After graduation he played drums briefly with GG Allin, and from there he more or less helped to found the influential cult band Codeine. In doing so, he pioneered an expressive, textural drumming style oft-imitated.

See also: Chris Brokaw, with Mono at the Larimer Lounge, 9/27/12

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