THE WHIGS at the Pike Room

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2008
doors at 8PM, show at 8PM
tickets: Just $5 (buy tickets)

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ROLLING STONE calls them "The best unsigned band in America." EW sez "Think Superchunk meets the Replacements." In a town that probably has more bands per capita than any other in these United States, Athens, Georgia's THE WHIGS have the dubious distinction of being Most Likely To Succeed. The Whigs evoke the neo-roots-rock vibe of My Morning Jacket, the cool minimalism of The Strokes and the perfectly constructed pop of the early Sixties. It is easy to see that these new comers are for real. They whip up a refreshingly invigorating batch of deep-fried garage rock that blends Dinosaur Jr. era rock with Pet Sounds psychedelia and tops it off with a ladle of R.E.M.-flavored gravy. ‘Give ‘Em All a Big Fat Lip’ is a dynamic album that clearly illustrates the skilled versatility of these recently-signed ATO rockers. With TULSA and PORCHSLEEPER.

 

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