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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Reptar, Northpilot Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard

When: Fri., March 25, 10 p.m. 2011

Lately so many up-and-coming indie acts have burdened themselves with names that riff on the names of famous people—Mickey Mickey Rourke, Com Truise, Truman Peyote—that you have to wonder if they know it makes them sound like smug, cool-obsessed kids. But if Detroit's Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are trying to be ironic, the bullshit starts and ends with their name. On last year's four-song Horse Power EP (Quite Scientific), the duo's only release so far, everything about them sounds earnest to the core. They've got their breezy, feel-good sound down pat, singing sweetly perfect, radio-friendly love ditties that mix airy indie rock, folk, and electronics. Their first full-length, It's a Corporate World, isn't due till June, but their charming tunes have already proved that they've got what it takes to stay engaging long after their stupid band name gets stale. —Leor Galil

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