With Academy Songs, Volume I, these Florida-born Modest Mouse acolytes go back to class to deliver a concept album that delves deep into the agony and ecstasy of adolescence within the cloistered campus of an all-boys prep school. Alienation, angst, and sexual repression run rampant, but Holopaw mines the type of indelibly etched melancholy that once drove the Smashing Pumpkins to cut to the core of the teen years. Now on their fourth album, the band has found a voice that speaks to millennials, but also has appeal for those of us who are old enough to remember the '90s
Fri., Feb. 8, 8 p.m., 2013
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