The 1975

Of course, the world will never have enough alt-rock groups eager to assume their own take on sex, drugs, rock and roll and the glory of youth. It's been a minute since pop-punk had these topics on lock, and indie rock seems to have rescinded a bit, so in steps UK-based group the 1975. Applying a coating of pop on U2 or Coldplay-tinged guitar intricacy, along with catchy male falsetto and easy lyrics, the 1975 even work in a little r&b. There's something here for everyone, except those who yearn for deeper meanings. Imagine the Killers, toothless and with more synthesizers.
Wed., Oct. 9, 9 p.m.; Thu., Oct. 10, 9 p.m., 2013

 
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