Americans in France, Spider Bags, Toddlers | Local 506 | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

Clubs & Concerts

Americans in France, Spider Bags, Toddlers

When: Thu., June 14, 10 p.m. 2012

Few can match the acidic immediacy of Americans in France, a Chapel Hill trio whose post-punk tantrums spit and grin through prickly tangles of guitars, vocal lunges and crisp, tight rhythms. They suggest, in turns, early Sonic Youth and The Fall. Ceding this fitfulness to the night's headliners, Spider Bags deliver a different sort of lasting first-impression. At their best, Spider Bags threaten catastrophe, steering taut garage rock toward frenzied combustion. This gives the band a powerful hold on its audience as it metes out tense, tight sets or loose, playful rambles—each as captivating as the other. With The Toddlers. —Bryan C. Reed

Price: $5

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