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X, the Blasters

MATTHEW SINGER
8 pm., Thursday December 19 | $21.50 general admission, $35 reserved balcony.
Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Ave.
 
[ROOTS PUNK] In his indispensable book Rip it Up and Start Again: Post-Punk 1978-1984, author Simon Reynolds suggests that punk’s “roots revival” of the early ’80s, epitomized by L.A. bands X and the Blasters, was a reaction to the English invasion led by the Sex Pistols and the Clash. He infers that the embrace of unmistakably American idioms like blues and country represented a regressive move at a time when forward-facing British groups like Joy Division and Gang of Four were working to expand punk’s sonic boundaries. Maybe there’s some truth to that theory, but so what? Have you heard the combined oeuvre of these two? The first four X albums comprise some of the best music of the ’80s—period—and while the Blasters don’t quite have a signature record, the Alvin Brothers’ revved-up take on mid-century rock’n’roll remains thrillingly vital and, like the music that inspired it, utterly timeless. 

Where: Roseland Theater
Phone: 224-2038
Address: 8 NW 6th Ave.
Website: www.doubletee.com/rose_schedule.shtml

 
 
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