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Saturday, March 15 • 8:50pm - 9:20pm
The Breakup Society

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Spin said James at 35 was "so real you can smell the rec room paneling," while Harp praised The Breakup Society's maiden voyage as "a modern-day breakup/kiss-off classic in every sense of the term," arriving at "a thematically serendipitous spot halfway between Elvis Costello's This Year's Model and the dB's Stand For Decibels." Having been cited as one of 2005's 100 Bands You Need To Know in Alternative Press, they returned in December, 2007, with a second album, recorded again with James producer Bob Hoag in the desert heat of Mesa, Arizona. Nobody Likes a Winer features guest appearance by Scott McCaughey of Young Fellows, Minus 5 and R.E.M. fame (singing lead on By A Thread and adding keys, guitar and harmonies to several cuts) and Ward Dotson of Pontiac Brothers/Liquor Giants/Gun Club fame on backing vocals. The Pittsburgh City Paper wrote, "What seems to fuel the album is the tension between the apathy and retreat of many of the songs, and the perfection and power of the music. Masley knows all the tricks in the power-pop bag, and on this outing, arrangement touches such as trumpet, piano and studio effects add shine to the underpinning guitar-bass-drums.?

Saturday March 15, 2008 8:50pm - 9:20pm
Soho Lounge 217 E 6th St

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