Price: $20 - $30

When: Ended 04/1/13

Where: Varsity Theater

Twin Cities fans are seeing a lot of Alt-J. After a sold-out little gig at the Triple Rock last fall, the Mercury Prize-winning British quartet returns this week for a medium-sized sell-out, then it takes on the big room at First Ave Sept. 7-8 (the second show is already sold out). What’s all the fuss about? Ask the British press and the folks at 89.3 the Current, which has spun the Radiohead-gone-to-Morocco single “Fitzpleasure” often enough that describing singer Joe Newman’s voice has became a local music-nerd sport, i.e., “Muppet with nasal congestion,” “cat whose got its own tongue,” etc. Once you get past the singing, there are some interestingly fragmented grooves on the band’s debut record, “An Awesome Wave.” Chris Riemenschneider


Varsity Theater
1308 SE. 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN

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