Voice Choices

Parts & Labor

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Experimental rockers Parts & Labor are addicting for their ability to create unlikely hooks from a chaos befitting more straightforward punk—think bona fide melody emerging from feedback loops and squealing guitar harmonics, not really a train wreck itself so much as a beautiful sculpture of one. Anthemic vocals layered on top might seem like a bad idea on paper but instead, they come across like complex progressive rock worn down to its last precious little nubs. With Soft Power and Talk Normal.

Sat., May 15, 9 p.m., 2010

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