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Seattle trio Zeke wears its fucked-up lifestyle on its collective sleeve. Its members are not the kind of boys you bring home to Mom unless the old lady happens to be into drugs, fucking, drag racing and aggressive punked-out rock from a band whose 1999 Epitaph release is titled Dirty Sanchez. If so, your momma will be completely in her element which could actually make for a fantastic reality-TV show. Zeke, now going on 12 years old, is back on tour following a near breakup, raring to jackhammer audiences once again with a huge sound and hardcore delivery. Led by Blind Marky Felchtone, the band's tattooed, intense, fuck-you presence onstage is only amplified by the breakneck pace of its songs. Zeke plays every show as if it's the last. (Judging from its speed-freak appearance, any given show could be its last.) And if you don't like it, as the band says, Zeke you.