English sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow formed 2:54 in London shortly after discovering modern punk music while in their teens. The buzz over their initial demos quickly landed them some notable praise on both sides of the pond, and the girls have capitalized on that early attention, crafting edgy, atmospheric rock songs that make their self-titled debut record a fresh burst of vibrant energy. The duo have added a rhythm section to help flesh out their sound in a live setting, and even landed a coveted opening slot on one of the XX's new tour dates in their native England. Expectations are building around the Twin Cities as local fans wonder if 2:54's live show justifies all of the hype, but with songs as striking as theirs, the Thurlow sisters should have little trouble further convincing fans of their talents while converting the skeptics. With Widowspeak. 18+
Mon., June 18, 8 p.m., 2012
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