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Mabel Suen Animal Teeth at CBGB.
What is C.H.U.D.? According to this campy sci-fi/horror trailer from the '80s, it's the governmental acronym for "Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers." So, why the self-described label C.H.U.D. punk, Animal Teeth?
"I used to play in the sewers a lot as a kid," says frontman Austin, who puts together Acid Kat Zine, a xeroxed periodical he created in 2011 to take with him to the South by Southwest music festival. Acid Kat is a trash can filled with filth, rock and roll and punk subculture, he says. It's a burn-out zine, that like Animal Teeth, satirically pokes fun at itself.More »