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Milk at Midnight, Penthouse Sweets, Jeff Mangum Appreciation Society Recommended Soundboard

When: Fri., Dec. 12, 10 p.m. 2008

Despite their name, locals Milk at Midnight don’t aim to be particularly soothing and sleep inducing—the dairy product I associate them with is stinky cheese, the kind that tastes really good once you get past the slightly off-putting first impression. These guys sound a little pushy, like somebody at a bar who’s oblivious to your personal space, but if you can forgive that you’re in for some fun: their third album, Less Love More Acid (Stars/No Stars), fully embraces both stiff-legged Napoleon Dynamite geekery and blitzing hard-rock riffs. I suspect that deep in their hearts they’d really like to be Kiss, but they must know they wouldn’t be able to keep their balance on platform boots with all those blinding lights going off in their faces. The Penthouse Sweets and the Jeff Mangum Appreciation Society open. —Monica Kendrick

Price: $8

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