Thursday, July 19th 2012: Lost Romance

New Jersey takes over The Grand Victory tonight!  Three bands from the Tiny Giant Artist Collective are playing for free.  Who can beat free?

TONIGHT’S SHOW (no cover):

  • Lost Romance’s one online offering (a live recording called “Top Of The World”) paints them as reverb-drenched makers of rock-ballad-anthems, somewhere between U2, Bruce Springsteen and The Replacements.  Listen here.
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  • Missal and the Mindreaders make melancholy jazzy waltzes with a stellar female voice soaring above arpeggiated 6/8 guitars jangling like they’re straight out of a Badalamenti sound track.  These are the songs they play in a movie or miniseries when the female lead finally gets a sassy confidence and strikes out on her own after a heartbreak.  Listen here.
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  • Invisible Lines resurrect the finest of turn-of-the-millennium emo, calling to mind bands like Jimmy Eat World, The Promise Ring, The Get Up Kids, and all other makers of anthemic heartbreak songs.  Let’s loosen up our elbows for those periodic fist-pounds into the air while we tuck our thumbs behind the straps of our backpacks.  What did we ever keep in those backpacks at shows in the 90s anyway?  Listen here.

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