Paper Bullets get their name from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. But this punk rock trio is clearly much ado about something. Their Ear Flaw self-titled debut release is great, full of cranked up concise compositions, but you want to see them live because it's not a gig, it's a show. (To hear them is to see them.) The leader of the band is Traci Trouble. Standing 6'1', she is a sweaty amazon goddess on stage with bass guitar slung low. You can't take your eyes off her. Playing both rhythm and lead guitar, Adam Kroos wields his axe like a tornado in a grain silo. It's everywhere at once and coming right at you. And Chis Ott on drums, often shirtless and sunglassed, is furious fits of sticks on skins. His is the rat a tat tat of a machine gun and the boom chick a boom of a Howitzer. Paper Bullets is the real deal. They're not posturing or posing. And they're not shooting blanks.
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