Lou Barlow & the Missingmen, Wye Oak | Cat's Cradle | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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Lou Barlow & the Missingmen, Wye Oak 

When: Thu., Aug. 19, 9:30 p.m. 2010
Price: $12

The poet laureate of earnest, pained vulnerability cut with knowing self-deprecation, Lou Barlow may have contributed more to indie pop/rock than his more renowned SST peers. Aside from the fuzzy lo-fi of his early Sentri-/ Seba-doh home, it's Barlow's lyrical approach that's had the most lasting impact. Emo before there was a name for it, Barlow echoed the bare-wire emotionality of bedroom-bound geeks struggling with their wantonness, sidestepping '70s sentimentality with self-aware wit on tracks like "Soulmate" and "Brand New Love." After struggling with a predictable crisis of confidence, he released his best album in a decade, Goodnight Unknown, last year. You might've seen the Missingmen back Mike Watt when he opened for Barlow's bigger band, Dinosaur Jr., last year. Wye Oak's supple, dynamic indie pop also shouldn't be missed.—Chris Parker

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