701 1st Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327
Category: Bars and Clubs
Region: Minneapolis (Downtown)
Augustines swing for the indie-rock fences throughout their self-titled sophomore album. Up-tempo rockers like "Nothing to Lose But Your Head" are beefed up with stacks of harmony vocals and orchestral overdubs. Weepier ballads are similarly gussied up. All the fishing-for-fist-pumps production touches steer the newly Seattle-based trio's record in a needlessly maudlin direction. A shame, as their 2011 debut proved anthemic minus all the accoutrement. These new songs will undoubtedly shine stripped back to their essence on stage. With My Goodness. 18+.
Mon., March 17, 7:30 p.m., 2014