Garbage has always had a certain built-in studio-geek appeal: Trio of vaunted producer journeymen team up with Scottish super-siren in a hiatus-studded quest for pop-rock world domination. Mercurial and volcanic, the foursome’s mecha-bangers are Pro-Tooled almost beyond the point of perfection. Singer Shirley Manson and her cohort sneer at and pantomime post-Brill Building myth creation even as they blaze beyond it. Dig their steez now, because another short-term split probably looms.

Tue., May 22, 7 p.m., 2012

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 9, 2012

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