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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tonight in Music: Men, The Grand Atlantic, and more

Posted by Colleen Smyth on Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 3:29 PM


MEN, LOVERS, MACROMANTICS, SILVER INTERIOR, MR. CHARMING

(Rotture, 315 SE 3rd) JD Samson (formerly of Le Tigre) rolls into town fronting MEN, a Brooklyn-based band dedicated to bringing politics to the dance floor. Their debut full-length, Talk About Body, offers a uniquely ass-shaking take on queer lifestyle politics. ALISON HALLETT


SLUTTY HEARTS, THE GRAND ATLANTIC, EVRIM

(Twilight CafÉ and Bar, 1420 SE Powell) The songs of Brisbane, Australia, quartet Grand Atlantic toll familiar bells to anyone familiar with '90s psych-rockers reviving '60s psych rock. In other words, they sound like a carbon copy of a carbon copy, but the original thing is so pleasurable that even third-generation replicas possess estimable charms. Grand Atlantic's facile way with soaring melodies and alluring hooks, along with Phil Usher's smooth vocals, add up to a sunshiny stroll down a late-'60s Memory Lane. Still, the vicarious thrill perceptible in Grand Atlantic's amiable psychedelic-pop facsimiles is undeniable. DAVE SEGAL

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