plus Aqueduct and M.O.T.O.
Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010 9:00 PM CST
One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA
18 years and over
Rock n roll has rarely been as smart, soulful or satisfying than it has in the hands of The Posies. During an on/off career that’s spanned three decades, the Seattle-rooted outfit, led by musical polymaths Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, have shaped and re-shaped their muse, creating one of the more compelling catalogues in modern pop. From the very beginning, the band sired a succession of classic LPs – including the now seminal Dear 23 and Frosting on the Beater-- that served as joyous rejoinders to a generation mired in grunge. And yet, for much of their history, the band has been playing a game of genre tag semantics, dodging facile and limiting descriptions like “power pop” and “retro pop” -- terms which initially greeted their 1988 debut, Failure.
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