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Beets Free All Ages Soundboard

When: Sun., Feb. 27, 5 p.m. 2011

Garage rock is by nature a backward-looking genre, but some of its practitioners are a little more faithful to the past than others. Hailing from Jackson Heights, Queens, the Beets have 60s rock realism down pat on their recent second album, Stay Home (on buzzy young label Captured Tracks). With its trashy fidelity and Neanderthal blues licks, Stay Home could easily be mistaken for something by a Nuggets band. There's a little bit of Black Lips in the Beets' vocal melodies and a little bit of the Monks in their jaunty clatter, but overall they sound most influenced by the countless bands who tried and failed (often in spectacular ways) to be the next Herman's Hermits. Campfires and Distractions open. The Beets also play tonight at Hideout. —Miles Raymer

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