Ears Wide Open: The Two Tens


After releasing two EPs of hyperkinetic power-pop, singer-guitarist Adam Bones has stripped back to the bare essentials. The Two Tens is his new two-piece with drummer Rikki Styxx, and the duo debuted last month with a three-song outing titled “Volume 1.” Nothing over-thought or overwrought here: The Two Tens serve up lightning-quick garage rock that turns the clock back to first-wave punk. The single “Scene” persistently asks “Where’s your scene?” and delivers an answer in just over two minutes: Wherever you’re keeping your old Ramones vinyl.


Photo by Michelle Balderrama