Local duo Foul Tip is playing a free show at Cole’s Bar in Logan Square this Saturday. Two-piece bands are hardly an uncommon sight, but it’s difficult to find one that uses minimalism as such an excellent advantage as Foul Tip. Made up of bassist Adam Luksetich and drummer Ed Bornstein, the band creates tense, herky-jerky post-punk cuts topped off with deadpan vocal interplay. The vibe is very much like a stripped-down Wire or Fugazi, and part of what makes these guys shine so much is the fact that both members are exceptional musicians—as a drummer myself, I can say that Bornstein is one of my favorites to watch in town, and Luksetich’s bass tone is thick and rich, leaving no empty sonic space. The band formed years ago, but hadn’t been superactive until the second half of last year when they started popping up on shows all over town. The constant playing is only making the band insanely tight, so this is probably the best time yet to catch them live.
After the jump you can listen to the band’s awesome Heaven Now tape (which includes a kick-ass Darkthrone cover) and view high-quality video of them playing the Empty Bottle in December, filmed and edited by Bornstein.
The show at Cole’s starts at 10 PM and the bill also includes Young Marshall, Half the Math, and Thee Arthur Lane.