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Assembly of Dust, Sugarcane

When: Fri., March 8, 9 p.m. 2013

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The next time an acquaintance of a certain age begins whining about how "they" don't make music like they used to, shut them up by plugging Assembly of Dust into their ears. Assembly of Dust have been sounding like the sunny '70s for a full decade now, and have always been very open about the fact that they wish they were the Band. Sun Shot, their newest studio album, is an impeccably produced, country-tinged nostalgia piece. Effortlessly enjoyable, it'll make you dust off your copies of American Beauty and Music from Big Pink—which are better albums, sure, but Sun Shot holds its own. Frontman (and former Strangefolk guitarist) Reid Genauer formed the band while pursuing an MBA at Cornell, which has to be the least rock 'n' roll origin story in the history of alt-country, but whatever. The hooks will immediately banish any Ivy League-related skepticism and plunge you straight into a lazy summer afternoon. REBECCA WILSON

Price: $15

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