The Pretenders released Break Up the Concrete right around the time that Obama swept the elections, and their first album in six years is a little bit rockabilly (perfect fit) and a little bit pop n roll (as usual). With only nine studio albums in three decades, the band hasnt been prolific in the recording department, tut this one stands out as a comely comeback that hypes bandleader Chrissie Hyndes versatile songwriting. The country-rock combo is an ingenious throwback to their earlier days. With American Bang.
Fri., Jan. 30, 8 p.m., 2009
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