They probably just got tired of reading about how awesome they were. After a round of reunion shows in 2009, Detroit garage-punk core samplers the Gories are back for more, with two shows at Maxwell’s, a Bowery gig on July 30, and outdoors at Lincoln Center the following afternoon. Mick Collins (Dirtbombs), Danny Kroha (Demolition Doll Rods), and drummer Peg O’Neill are certain to bring the no-bass-havin’, slutty guitar strut that defined their sound and that of an entire mini epoch of late ’80s garage rock revivalism. And since it’s a style that remains excitably rangy, grumbling, and vital—see The Oh Sees, who the Gories will tour with later this summer—the reunited Gories might as well just stay in the smudged spotlight this time.
Thu., July 29, 9 p.m., 2010