All right, all right. My relatively transparent Photoshop work on that blind item from about a week-and-a-half back shouldn't have left too much to the imagination. I will say, however, that some of our readers' guesses were top-notch. Jeff Beck, Slayer and M.C. Hammer being my favorite. Now, however, it's time for the inevitable dose of catch up.
In May, we announced local garage-punk heroes JEFF the Brotherhood's tour with heavy-metal legends Pentagram. On many of their tour stops, JEFF and Pentagram will be accompanied by Valient Thor, and our source hinted that the Aug. 17 show would be no exception. An exception it is, however, as Valient Thor will not be appearing at Exit/In. Instead, local luminary — and legend in his own right — Dave Cloud will play, accompanied his Gospel of Power. Tickets are available here. In celebration, hear JEFF's "heavy version" of "Health and Strength." The original tune is included on We Are the Champions, and this version debuted via Stereogum last week.