ARTS Pick: Algiers hailed as the quintessential protest band

Experimental group Algiers might be this generation’s quintessential protest band. Publicity photo Experimental group Algiers might be this generation’s quintessential protest band. Publicity photo

Experimental group Algiers might be this generation’s quintessential protest band. Hailing from Atlanta, the four-man act creates music with lyrics as radical and furious as its sound, with influences ranging from post-punk to Southern gospel. The band’s name refers to a famous anti-colonial battle, and its tracks usually comment on America’s history of slavery and the lasting impacts of racism. And that righteous anger results in dark but beautiful music, guaranteeing a live performance not to be missed.

Sunday, June 17. $10-12, 8:30pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590.

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