Protomartyr, Spray Paint, Bodykit (Back Room) | Cat's Cradle | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

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Protomartyr, Spray Paint, Bodykit (Back Room)

When: Tue., Feb. 16, 9 p.m. 2016

Onstage, Protomartyr singer Joe Casey turns into a conduit. He stands at center stage, clutching the microphone in one hand and perhaps a beer can with the other, his eyes often closed and his mouth pressed against the microphone. He’s telling it—and you—a secret. As his band plays muscular post-punk, Casey delivers his verses in a magnetic monotone, like The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn detailing inner-city, inner-psyche scenarios with the elegance of The National’s Matt Berninger. Protomartyr is unequivocally one of the best contemporary American rock bands. Spray Paint shares opening duties with Raleigh’s Bodykit; they’re both fine ways to start. —Grayson Haver Currin

Price: $10

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