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Friday: Art Brut Thanks Tapes 'n Tapes for Being Able to Fill the Independent

Tapes 'n TapesArt BrutThe Chain Gang of 1974The IndependentTo resort to the old say-nothing dodge that got me through all high-school term-paper writing, Friday night at the Independent was a study in contrasts. But real ones, revealing the curious…
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Calendar, Night&Day You Brut!

You Brut!

Fans of Bournemouth, England’s Art Brut adore its pop-punk sneering and snarking demigods, and we don’t blame them; frontman Eddie Argos has the angry wit of a young Joe Strummer. The band backing him up sounds as if it’s taking…
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Music, Reviewed Art Brut

Art Brut

Rock music OS X Version 10.8.9 landed with a lunar-module splashdown last year in the form of Art Brut's debut, Bang Bang Rock & Roll. This incarnation was stripped down to basic punk riffs, injected with classic-rock noodling, and scrapped…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Putting the cock in rock and hip-hop

Putting the cock in rock and hip-hop

Those cheeky South Londoners Art Brut have one of the best ditties about the perils of drinking and dating in — well, ever. At a weeknight show at the Independent last week, mustachioed frontman Eddie Argos wailed for wilted libidos…
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Music, Hear This Howling with Hagerty; Scottish indie-pop gets brawny

Howling with Hagerty; Scottish indie-pop gets brawny

Oh shit, the Howling Hex is playing San Francisco -- which means you and I, we get to stay up superlate and see Drag City recording artist and master axeman Neil Michael Hagerty in his latest musical incarnation. As you…
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