The Walkmen

David Byrne had us believing that heaven is the place where nothing ever happens, but then came the Walkmen's Heaven. Its release is the bookend of a decade that saw these East Coast rockers grow from precocious New Yorkers who lucked into a stunning debut with Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone into family men in tailored suits. They're having a lot more fun and have a far higher success rate than bond traders, though. Turns out that Heaven is where some of the finest pop-oriented material of a career happens, like "Heartbreaker" and "The Witch," while losing none of the hand-painted varnish of their older material. All live experiences with the Walkmen are high on style and substance, but there's this undercurrent of danger always lurking too. With Young Man. 18+. (Photo by Nilina Mason-Campbell)
Sat., June 30, 6 p.m., 2012

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