The Vaccines

There's always a surplus of bands emerging from London, but the Vaccines have made their way to the top of the deluge by being some of the best at what they do: concise, guitar-led stomp indebted to the Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, and other recent products of Ye Olde English Hype Machine. Both of the quartet's first two albums, 2010's What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? and last year's Come of Age, are among the most consistent rock albums out of the U.K. this side of Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, brimming with crisp leads and frontman Justin Young's Paul Banks-conjuring vocals. Also, face it, there's no way you're leaving this show without one of their songs rattling around your head (probably "If You Wanna," "Wetsuit," or "Teenage Icon"). 18+. (Photo by Roger Sargent)
Sat., Feb. 9, 8 p.m., 2013

 
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