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Welsh trio, The Joy Formidable, unleashed an incredible wall of melody & noise as they triumphantly played their first show in the First Avenue Main room Wednesday night while the club celebrated its 43rd birthday - with cake for everyone. Also on the bill were SXSW buzz band Guards with layers of smoke and their rumbling, swirling sounds and opener, Kitten playing a very energetic New Wave-ish set that featured an high powered version of Purple Rain in homage to the revered venue. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on April 3, 2013.
Published on April 4, 2013