It’s sadly appropriate that this Brit-pop quartet was once called the Muslims and had to change their name thanks to the ignorant barbs thrown at them; it’s eerily reminiscent of the ignorant barbs thrown currently about the “Ground Zero mosque.” After having worn out their next-big-thing buzz from last year, their latest album is actually stronger, more tuneful, and more confident. Hope that they and the “Mosque” will both overcome. With Beach Fossils and Sundelles.
Fri., Sept. 10, 9:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 11, 9:30 p.m., 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 1, 2010