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Friday, September 22, 2017

Retro-alternative legends the Church consecrate the Social this week

Posted By on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 8:00 AM

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Australian dark-alternative legends the Church are following in the footsteps of fellow postpunk outliers like Modern English and Psychedelic Furs by eschewing the overt trappings of the nostalgia circuit – package tours, theme parks – and going at it hard like a young-and-hungry band. The Church – best known for U.S. radio hit “Under the Milky Way” from 1988’s Starfish and “Metropolis” from Gold Afternoon Fix  – create a beguiling sound that combines deep, almost proto-shoegaze atmospherics with high existential drama and choruses that seem to reach up and taunt the very heavens. The Church is road-testing songs from new album Man Woman Life Death Infinity alongside a rich selection of classics. If only for the chance to swoon under the gale-force wind of romance that is “Under the Milky Way,” attendance is encouraged. Afterparty at I-Bar, surely?

with Helio Sequence | 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 | The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave. | 407-246-1419 | thesocial.org | $25-$99


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