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Birds of Avalon, Carnivores, Selmanaires

When: Tue., June 8, 9:30 p.m. 2010

Raleigh rockers Birds of Avalon sport a greasy garage-psych sound. Despite their predilection for muscular '70s AOR boogie, their two LPs offer much more than Neanderthal throb. The arrangements wind through interesting prog-inflected digressions showcasing canny musicianship and hidden caches of melody. Ramshackle pop experimentalists Carnivores deliver off-kilter, tuneful, lo-fi pop that incorporates influences ranging from late '80s alt-rock to classic Phil Spector pop and Brazilian tropicalia. Last year's debut LP, All Night Dead USA, keenly balances twee warmth and overdriven sonic crunch. Fellow Atlanta rockers The Selmanaires have a shifty, percussive sound with a dance-punk air, highlighted by frontman Herb Harris' vocal resemblance to David Byrne. —Chris Parker

Price: $6

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