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Allo Darlin, Wave Pictures, The Big Picture

When: Fri., April 27, 9:30 p.m. 2012

Most anywhere you see London quartet Allo Darlin' mentioned, you'll see the word "twee" soon in tow. And it's true that Australian émigré Elizabeth Morris writes the kind of sweetly sad-eyed love songs bound to satisfy new-school Camera Obscura fans or old-school Sarah Records adherents. But Allo Darlin' accompanies its feelings with a bracing rock immediacy, whether that's afforded by a properly pounding bass drum or a lead guitar that twists with a little added urgency. Even the quiet and clutched "Some People Say" sneaks in a riot grrrl reference and an elliptical guitar solo to counterbalance the abundance of pretty. The band's second album, the appropriately Slumberland-issued Europe, is one of the year's most exquisite and endearing, a little record that moves in big emotional arcs. With The Big Picture and The Wave Pictures. —Grayson Currin

Price: $8-10

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