International Espionage! / Magic Cyclops / Roman Numerals
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International Espionage! formed early 2005 in Minneapolis, creating spy-themed songs and theatrics that take inspiration from pop-punk legends like The Ramones and The Buzzcocks. The band is comprised of Agent Number 6 (formerly Tim Crimson of Manplanet) on guitar and vocals, Agent Sureshot on bass and vocals, and Agent X-9 (tour drummer for Mark Mallman) on drums. Magic Cyclops is a one-man electro-rock comedy show led by a guy named Magic that takes inspiration from John Carpenter, the Twin Peaks Soundtrack, Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh, and Alan Parsons. Definitely check it out if you're looking to steer clear of teen pregnancy. Rather than resorting to retro reverence, Roman Numerals embrace creative revisionism: the sound of the past informed by the future, as if Big Black had visited early-'80s era Gang of Four in a vision, or if the ghost of Fugazi had haunted Modern English. The Kansas City band is earning a dedicated following thanks to its incendiary live sets, which promise plenty of get-off-yer-seat-and-hustle rock from fomer members of Season to Risk and Shiner.