On 2008’s self-titled debut, the Vivian Girls set the template for the lo-fi and lo-maintenance guitar rock that has since risen to the level of zeitgeist among jean jacket–wearing L train riders. But as the scene they helped create has begun to approach its creative limits, the Girls have pushed forward. Or, perhaps, backward: New songs such as “Take It As It Comes” mix early ’90s Sarah Records simplicity with “Leader of the Pack”–style spoken-word, conversational verses. Titus Andronicus violinist and rhythm guitarist Amy Klein opens, accompanied by her new Blue Star Band. With Widowspeak.
Tue., Sept. 20, 8:30 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 7, 2011