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Sunday Apr 29

MINUS THE BEAR

THE COATHANGERS

$25 Adv/ $30 DOS Mainstage / Doors at 7:30

(Tickets on sale Friday Jan 26)

Over the course of their career, Minus the Bear has carved out their own unique musical world. This isn't to say they're impervious to outside influence. They've borrowed components from a wide swath of genres - the brainy clangor of New York's proto-punk scene, the cerebral buzz of IDM, the poptimist evaluation of hip-hop and R&B, and the grandiose visions of prog rock - but always managed to defy classification. On their sixth album VOIDS, Minus the Bear started with a blank slate, and inadvertently found themselves applying the same starting-from-scratch strategies that fueled their initial creative process. The resulting album retains many of the band's signature qualities - the hedonistic tales of nighttime escapism and candid vignettes of adulthood, the savvy up-tempo beats, the layered and nuanced instrumentation while simultaneously reminding us of the musical wanderlust that initially put them on the map.