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  • Platinum Boys

HoZac’s Blackout weekend is underway, and helping get the notoriously debaucherous festival started tonight is Milwaukee’s Platinum Boys. Made up of stalwarts from Milwaukee’s arty experimental-music scene, these guys throw all subtlety and nuance to the wind and come out swinging with Miller Lite-soaked, unabashed party rock. On today’s 12 O’Clock Track, “Cruisin USA,” the loose-gang vocals sing of the need for weed and speed, and the simple, straightforward punk tune and shredding guitar solos perfectly showcase that these guys are just in this for a good time. You can almost smell weed smoke coming out of your speakers when this band’s songs play. These guys take the stage at the Empty Bottle tonight right after Mama, and aren’t to be missed. For the time being, check out the raging video for “Cruisin’ USA” below.