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Monday, November 19, 2007

Concert Preview: 1990s, Art Brut, The Hold Steady

Three bands enter. One band leaves.

Tomorrow night we're in for solid triple bill as The Hold Steady headlines the "NME Rock N' Roll Riot Tour". When I first saw the tour name I thought Mötley Crüe and Quiet Riot were hitting the road again. What a crappy name for a tour. Almost as dumb as "Rock Club".

We're all know and love the 1990s (see our interview w/ them for more). BrightestYoungThings has a nice interview with drummer Michael McGauhrin. I missed their first DC show so I'm excited to see these guys. If their live set is half as good as their album, I'll be a happy lad (as the Scottish might say).

We've seen Art Brut put on two great, but very similar, shows at the Black Cat. I want to see them mix it up a little at the 9:30 Club.

Finally, The Hold Steady. I used to really like them, but now they just annoy me. I'm going in with an open mind though. Maybe they won't be so cheesy this time around.

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