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Liminanas, Gazgaz, Tyler Jon Tyler Soundboard

When: Fri., Aug. 12, 10 p.m. 2011

The most accurate tag to apply to this duo from Perpignan, France, is probably "pop band," but the Limiñanas' songs don't move from verse to chorus and back again like most pop tunes. Instead drummer Marie Limiñana and multi-instrumentalist Lionel Limiñana work more like a drone act—they'll come up with an interesting phrase and play it over and over again in a tight little loop, adding and subtracting elements along the way. But the music does indeed pop, and the addictively catchy songs on last year's self-titled album (released by local label Trouble in Mind) have pulled in a passionate fan base—as well as a boatload of comparisons to Serge Gainsbourg and the ye-ye artists of yore. —Miles Raymer

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