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The Wusses, Beauty Operators

When: Sat., Dec. 20, 9 p.m. 2014



It was supposed to be a one-off, just a passel of local rock dudes getting together and playing some Me Decade classics for a charity event. But somehow, where the Swans and Pavement tribute acts failed, the Wusses stuck. And why not? When you have songs by the likes of England Dan & John Ford Coley and Firefall at your disposal, you keep going. The soft-rock '70s were never cool, but somehow these true believers take the most benign wing of the pop charts and render it weirdly revelatory. When they rip into Christopher Cross's "Ride Like the Wind," you may actually feel zephyrs. When their peers were going mental over Frampton Comes Alive and Live at Budokan, the members of the Wusses must have curled instead with Little River Band's Diamantina Cocktail and the self-titled debut of Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds. In the opening spot, the Beauty Operators rock the blues with a wink and plenty of sass. (Disclosure: INDY Classified Sales Manager Leslie Land is a member of the Beauty Operators.) 9 p.m., $7–$10, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham, 919-901-0875, Klein

Price: $7-$10

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