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The Adicts at the Oriental Theater show preview 

click to enlarge With The Bad Engrish, Broken Cuffs, and Zipperz, Saturday, Jan. 11, - 8 p.m., 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver, $20, all-ages, 720-420-0030, theorientaltheater.com
  • With The Bad Engrish, Broken Cuffs, and Zipperz, Saturday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m., 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver, $20, all-ages, 720-420-0030, theorientaltheater.com

Here’s a novel formula for success: Adopt the name “Monkey,” dress up like a cross between the Joker and Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange, and start writing punk-cabaret anthems with titles like “Mr. Hard” and “I Love You But Don’t Come Near Me.”

Okay, it’s not an entirely novel concept, given that Keith “Monkey” Warren and his band The Adicts started doing all those things at the height of the UK punk movement, and are still doing it today.

On the band’s most recent album And It Was So!, Warren once again finds that sweet spot between Mott the Hoople’s Ian Hunter and PiL-era John Lydon, all with a charming exuberance that makes him sound as young as ever. He’s even managed to hang on to his good looks, because, as we all know, pancake makeup is the best concealer.

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