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World/Inferno Friendship Society. Also: Ferris wheel!

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World/Inferno Friendship Society. Also: Ferris wheel!

World/Inferno Friendship Society, O'Death 

When: Thu., Dec. 20, 9 p.m. 2012
Price: $12-14

New York's The World/Inferno Friendship Society is a party band; look for evidence of that phrase's first word in the sweaty, sing-along choruses and clap-along rhythms of Inferno's stage shows. Whatever they deliver, the audience often delivers in kind. And maybe that's enough, but nearly two decades into the steadily maddening trip of frontman Jack Terricloth, the weak link here might be the "band" component. While gusto and gimmickry aren't a problem, Inferno's songs sound like shells of the jazz, burlesque, klezmer, Gypsy and rock music they attempt to embrace. You'll find more catchy substrate in a Disney musical, and you won't even need to remember where the slash goes. With O'Death. —Grayson Currin

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