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The Babies, Flesh Wounds

When: Wed., Dec. 19, 9 p.m. 2012

New York's The Babies come led by Cassie Ramone of the Vivian Girls and Kevin Morby of Woods, but don't let that guide your pre-emptive assessment. Indeed, the quartet forgoes the itinerant sheepishness of Morby's band and the sloppiness of Ramone's, ripping into bittersweet and buoyant pop songs that are impossible to fight. Their second LP, this year's terrific Our House on the Hill, brims with stories of jilted and hopeful lovers, given life by guitars that jangle and jar, a rhythm section that's passionately restless and the kind of shameless singing that turns good choruses into unforgettable refrains. "Get Lost" is an anthem of romantic escapism, where narcotics and held hands comingle as though The Babies are co-writing a Ke$ha single. If you see the show tonight, chances are you'll be humming some of these tunes tomorrow at work. With Flesh Wounds. —Grayson Currin

Price: $8

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