The word "subtlety" doesn't really factor into any description of the Big Pink. To begin with, the London duo produces an oversized, forceful sound between the two of them, shamelessly following in the footsteps of multitudes of their Britpop predecessors. There's the My Bloody Valentine wall of guitar, the Stone Roses' percussive swagger, and the white-noise drone of the Jesus and Mary Chain. Then there's the subject matter of the songs, highlighted by the insensitive narrator in the band's biggest hit, "Dominoes," who brags, "As soon as I love her, it's been too long." And, of course, there's the audacity of giving their debut album a title like A Brief History of Love. So it's only appropriate that the Big Pink return to Minneapolis only four months after their first visit to the Entry, this time blasting through the much larger environs of the Mainroom. With A Place to Bury Strangers. 18+.
Thu., March 18, 6:30 p.m., 2010