The War on Drugs, Peter Matthew Bauer | Haw River Ballroom | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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The War on Drugs, Peter Matthew Bauer 

When: Fri., Oct. 17, 8 p.m. 2014
Price: $20-$23
It's been a strangely bittersweet year for Philadelphia rock band The War on Drugs. In March, they released their third album, Lost in the Dream, a righteous heartland rock fantasy that set the melancholia of frontman Adam Granduciel free over a canvas of romantic guitars and reassuring rhythms. Critics united in a chorus of praise. The band landed a spot on The Late Show with David Letterman. Granduciel even found himself in US Weekly for dating Breaking Bad actress Krysten Ritter. But more fame means more problems, right? In September, the increasingly irascible songwriter Mark Kozelek blasted The War on Drugs onstage at a festival in Ottawa, because the sound of their set was bleeding into his. That led to Kozelek challenging The War on Drugs to join him onstage, proclaiming they're the whitest band he's ever encountered, and releasing the head-shaking single "War on Drugs: Suck My Cock." But throughout it all, the Drugs have remained above the fray, choosing to focus on touring behind one of the year's best rock records rather than bicker with a soft-voiced loudmouth. Good call. With Peter Matthew Bauer. 8 p.m., $20–$23, hawriverballroom.com, 336-525-2314, 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Rd. —Grayson Haver Currin
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