The Big Pink,A Place To Bury Strangers,Darktown Strutters

The word "subtlety" doesn't really factor into any description of The Big Pink. To begin with, the London duo produces an oversized, forceful sound between its two members, shamelessly following in the footsteps of multitudes of its Britpop predecessors. There's the My Bloody Valentine wall of guitar, the Stone Roses' percussive swagger and the white-noise drone of the Jesus and Mary Chain.

Then there's the subject matter of the songs, highlighted by the insensitive narrator in the band's biggest hit, "Dominoes," which brags, "As soon as I love her, it's been too long." And, of course, there's the audacity of giving the duo's debut album a title like A Brief History of Love.

So it's only appropriate that The Big Pink's first foray to Dallas finds it sharing a bill with New York's A Place to Bury Strangers, about as loud a live act as currently exists. Opening this show is Dallas' own Darktown Strutters.

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Jeff Gage
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