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May 10, 2011

Beyond the Bubblegum: Peter Bjorn & John Tonight at Neumos

If you were introduced to Peter Bjorn & John before every radio station, bar and grocery store began playing Young Folks to death, there’s a good chance you have fond memories of the Swedish indie pop group. If the ultra-catchy Young Folks was your first through 1,000th encounter with the band, you likely still curse the cringe-inducing whistling for taking up residency in your head.

Believe it or not, the band actually has a whole catalog of other songs that haven’t been grossly overplayed and don’t have such a strong bubblegum pop feel. They’re currently promoting a new album, Gimme Some, which feels a little more like OK Go than The Archies.

If you’re in the mood for feel-good indie pop, Neumos is your best bet tonight. PB & J will be supported by New Zealand’s Bachelorette.

5/10 Peter Bjorn & John / Bachelorette @ Neumos :: Doors at 8:00 PM :: SOLD OUT :: 21+

May 10, 2011

The Cars Release Their First Album in 24 Years Today, Play Showbox SoDo Tonight

Though we were admittedly first introduced to Ric Ocasek in our preteen years as that guy who produced Weezer’s debut in ’94, once we cracked open our parents’ record collection in the following years we quickly came to appreciate the pop genius that is The Cars.

Up there with The Kinks and Elvis Costello, we’d cite The Cars as legends from yesteryear who helped shape our appreciation of Oldies beyond The Beatles, Stones and Beach Boys. Unlike the previously mentioned acts outside of Costello, Ric Ocasek and crew are still going strong and have been delighting fans with their live show since the bands reunion last year and their brand new album, Move Like This, that hits shelves today.

If you were lucky enough to get tickets, head to Showbox Sodo tonight to see the big show for yourself.

5/10 The Cars @ Showbox SoDo :: 7:00 PM :: SOLD OUT

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