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PHOTOS: Naked Raygun's Punk Rock Loft Party

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 31, 2009 9:00PM

Naked Raygun appeared at the old AAA Fence space in Wicker Park Saturday night for a secret show attended by a lucky couple hundred souls. A smattering of fans gained entry through winning a drawing but the majority of the crowd was made up of long-time friends of the band, lending the proceedings a loose atmosphere made energetic by the band's tight recitals of classics and road-ready versions of new tunes from their forthcoming 7" singles series. We've been fans of the band since the '80s and can honestly say we NEVER thought we'd see them in a room as cozy as AAA, and it was thrilling to be so close to the band as they performed songs that are deeply imprinted on our own musical DNA.

Naked Raygun plays during Riot Fest with Rights Of the Accused, No Empathy, and Wax on October 9 at Metro, 3730 N Clark, 6 p.m., $20, all ages

[View the full set on Flickr]