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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Don't Call 'Em Slow: The Weakerthans Bring Their Deliberate Albums to the Live Stage

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 5:30 AM

The Weakerthans
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From SF Weekly's latest print music section:

The Weakerthans: Staying abreast of contemporary music is an exhausting and nearly futile enterprise. Too many bands exist, as do too many songs, too many shows, too many tweets, too many everything. Thankfully, bands like The Weakerthans exist, too -- groups whose members resist saturating the world with input and only say something when they have something worth saying.

Since their inception in 1997, the Winnipeg four-piece has made only four full studio albums and six total releases. Reunion Tour, The Weakerthans' fourth and most recent full-length, arrived in 2007 -- which feels like an eternity ago. But that brief discography indicates a great sense of care, not laziness. When a Weakerthans record arrives, you can be sure that you'll have a lot to chew on. This week, they're giving local fans a lot of live material to digest by playing their four albums over consecutive nights at The Independent: 1997's Fallow on Wednesday, 2001's Left and Leaving on Thursday, 2003's Reconstruction Site on Friday, and Reunion Tour on Saturday. They will repeat this routine in New York City soon thereafter... [continue reading]

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Also, we recommend shows from Cass McCombs, Jigsaw Seen, Peter Murphy, and Benoit & Sergio at the Lights Down Low party.


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