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Silversun Pickups + Bad Books

609 Congress St, Portland, ME   (view map)

Filed under: alternative, american, folk, rock, shoegaze, indie, folk rock, indie rock

RICH PAGEANTRY | The songs of SILVERSUN PICKUPS are some of the most epically constructed you’ll find in popular indie-rock. Taking cues from ’90s shoegaze, Midwestern emo, and dark American arena rock, the band aimed to take a major step toward the mainstream with 2012’s Neck of the Woods, introducing electronics and slicker production and smoothing out some of the jagged urgency of some of their early material. Some have called them this generation’s Smashing Pumpkins. Fair. With BAD BOOKS, who sound like a cheerier version of Elliott Smith’s pop phase. 8 pm, $25-30 at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St., 207.956.6000.

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Silversun Pickups are an American alternative/shoegaze band which formed in Los Angeles, California, United States in 2005. The band consists of Brian Aubert (vocals, guitar),...

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