The Strypes sure can tear into Muddy Waters's "Rollin' and Tumblin'" or Bo Diddley's "You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover" with youthful abandon. With harmonica and guitar wailing, bass and drums rumbling, 50 years disappear and then-young blues-rock mavericks like the Yardbirds and Rolling Stones reemerge, basking in their raw exuberance. Initially inspired by their parents' record collections, the Strypes, a quartet of Irish teenagers, honed their chops at marathon pub and hotel gigs while absorbing influences ranging from classic pub rock to wizened blues pioneers. Along the way they picked up such fans as Jeff Beck, Elton John, Chris Difford, and Paul Weller. The Strypes' debut album, Snapshot, is a treat, the astute covers rounded out with fine originals in the same spirit, all wired with gritty, bristling energy. 18+. (Photo by Jill Furmanovsky)
Tue., March 25, 7 p.m., 2014
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