The Charming Youngsters, Itchy Hearts, Rebekah Todd | Slim's Downtown | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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The Charming Youngsters, Itchy Hearts, Rebekah Todd 

When: Fri., Aug. 3, 9 p.m. 2012
Price: $5

Despite its squeaky-clean sound and name, The Charming Youngsters formed in the same dingy, illegal show-space crucible that forged Lonnie Walker, Future Islands and Valient Thorr. These Greenville transplants (three of the four now live in Raleigh) up the acoustic jangle in hermetically tight, upbeat pop-rock. The Youngsters' infective rhythmic sense contrasts with Brooklyn's Itchy Hearts, a passionately ramshackle folk-pop outfit that goes all-out, almost tripping over itself with accelerated two-step and shuffle beats. Yet the nerded-out college rock of the former and the countrified city-rock of the latter are both effective storytelling vehicles, not to mention a good time live. Greenville singer-songwriter Rebekah Todd opens.—Corbie Hill

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