MEDICINE FOR THE MELANCHOLY
Not to be confused with the Cure, but they occasionally share the British despondency. Not to be confused with the Germs, though their punk backbeats should be in fine, scabrous form live. Not to be confused with the Vaselines, although their distorted sing-song is just one sneer away from a mocking, maaaan-boy chorus. In fact, London troupe the Vaccines shouldnt be confused with anyone, because they just formed this past summer . . . but theyre stoking quite a fire across the pond and charted third on the BBCs Sound of 2011 poll. Early leaks of Marchs debut, What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?, suggest new wavelaced punk rock and an amiable discordance. These lads are proving themselves quickly and surely. With Oberhofer and Young Buffalo.
Thu., Jan. 20, 8:30 p.m., 2011
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