Smart bets: Sonny Vincent

Lots of people (and T-shirts) speculate about whether or not punk is dead, but a scan of guitarist Sonny Vincent’s website hints, not so gently, at the continued existence of the libertine ethos. “Join the revolution!” reads Vincent’s battle cry. “Annihilation of all systems that limit personal freedoms! Destruction to the overlords who pollute our potential paradise! Bring the dentist drill into the classical music orchestras!” Considering that his first band, The Testors, played iconic club CBGB plus spent nine years touring with The Velvet Underground’s Moe Tucker (among many, many other collaborations and solo albums), Vincent is probably an accurate litmus for the loud-and-fast lifestyle. The hellbent veteran plays to support Spiteful — his latest album, featuring members of The Damned, The Sex Pistols and The Stooges — at The Odditorium Sunday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. $10-$12. Zin Vetro, Flashbang and Future West open. facebook.com/ashevilleodditorium. Photo courtesy of the artist

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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