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Brief Candles w/ Gospel Gossip

Tonight @ Cactus Club - 10 p.m.

Jan. 31, 2009
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Pairing a shoegazey squall with a polite, C86 jangle and sweet, Juliana Hatfield-esque vocals, Minneapolis' Gospel Gossip distills many of the highlights of '80s and '90s college rock into a toe-tapping CliffsNotes version. The group is working on a follow-up to 2007's darling Sing Into My Mouth, but in the meantime they return to our city to split another bill with The Brief Candles, Milwaukee's premier shoegaze band, themselves long overdue for a new record.

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