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The Mural and The Mint at JB's May 20

The Mural and The Mint at JB's May 20

Give of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes a couple tranquilizers and you’ve got the sound of Michael Kiley’s musical experiment, The Mural and The Mint. Kiley coats his ditties in a thick, sweet electric buzz that makes you feel like you’re seventeen again, trippin’ on acid at some folk festival. They'll be joined by Missing Palmer West who sounds like Jeff Tweedy in the days of Tupelo Honey. Craig Gonci’s band rocks a similar alt-country act as the still-kicking Wilco with a little less twang and a little more Howie Day (with less hair-gel and love-puppy lyrics!). And then there’s Strand of Oaks. With Timothy Showalter’s creation, all the power-pop ballads, grunge undertones, introspective-lost-20-something-lyrics, and acoustic guitar of the 90’s are back, dressed in your favorite pair of mom jeans, ripped plaid, and scuffed Doc Martens. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Katie Bennett


Published: May 20, 2010 |

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