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Friday, March 21, 2008

8-Bit Revival/Pretty & Nice/Exit Clov @ Pearl 3.20.08

...following the forgettable set by locals After the Accident, DC's Exit Clov took to the stage, fronted by twin females and recalling everything from The Breeders to Teagan and Sara as far as vocals are concerned. With the twins also employing guitars, keys, and dualing violins, the band's inventive and driving rhythm section which were seemingly hellbent on twisting the group's sugary pop overtones into an arty postpunk amalagam. The standout of their set was the song "MK Ultra", which is already a huge hit in a parallel universe....

...making their fourth tour stop in the Gem City in just over a year, Boston's Pretty & Nice dished out their trademark Tazer Rock in copious doses. The newer material unleashed during their set left us with high hopes for the upcoming album due out late summer on Hardly Art. As the band oscillated across the stage like electrocution victims, the audience stood amazed at what was happening before their eyes...

...closing out the evening, 8-Bit Revival celebrated their return to Dayton after more than a week spent touring through the deep South. The band was clearly in jovial spirits, as bassist Alan Baker climbed speakers and ventured out into the audience on numerous occasions. Even without the antics, 8-Bit turned in an inspired set...

For more photos from the show, click here. All b/w photos of 8-Bit Revival by Marla Bremer.

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