ARTS Pick: The Men

The Men shaves the rough edges off its caustic rock at the Tea Bazaar. Publicity photo. The Men shaves the rough edges off its caustic rock at the Tea Bazaar. Publicity photo.

The Men are a Brooklyn-based quartet of rockers who, since 2010, have cranked out an album a year for the esteemed Sacred Bones label. While their earliest efforts sounded like a raw Joy Division bootleg, the band has quickly grown and expanded its palette, adding eclectic influences, its vocals softening and becoming lazily anthemic as guitars grew sharper and more focused.  The group will be joined by Charlottesville’s own indie-slackers Left & Right and by Nurse Beach, a keyboard-fronted punk trio whose aggressive blasts of rhythmic noise are both hypnotic and cathartic.

Monday 5/27. $12, 9pm. Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar, 414 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9947.

Posted In:     Arts

Tags:    

Previous Post

Civil War diaries: Robert Knox Sneden’s voluminous work discussed in Shadwell

Next Post

Name game: Josephine Foster and Sarah White’s Josephine defy the Americana genre



Our comments system is designed to foster a lively debate of ideas, offer a forum for the exchange of ad hoc information, and solicit honest, respectful feedback about the work we do. We’re glad you’re participating. Here are a few simple rules to follow, which should be relatively straightforward.

1) Don’t call people names or accuse them of things you cannot support.
2) Don’t direct foul language, racial slurs, or offensive terms at other commenters or our staff.
3) Don’t use the discussion on our site for commercial (or shameless personal) promotion.

We reserve the right to remove posts and ban commenters who violate any of the rules listed above, or the spirit of the discussion. We’re trying to create a safe space for a wide range of people to express themselves, and we believe that goal can only be achieved through thoughtful, sensitive editorial control.

If you have questions or comments about our policies or about a specific post, please send an e-mail to editor@c-ville.com.

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of