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Thursday To-Do: Marcy Playground

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MARCY PLAYGROUND
8 p.m., The Village. $10 adv., $15 d.o.s.

The mid-'90s were halcyon days for alternative singles thanks mostly to the one-hit wonders that made them: Primitive Radio Gods, Deep Blue Something, Dishwalla and, maybe most notably, Marcy Playground. Admit it. You liked “Sex and Candy.” Everyone did. It spent 15 weeks atop Billboard's Modern Rock chart. Fifteen friggin' weeks. Heck, I'll man up and say I still give it a spin occasionally. Anyway, the band's playing at The Village Thursday night and I'm not sure what else to say about it other than if you want to hear Marcy Playground grit their teeth and go through the motions with their big single maybe upwards to three or four times, go. Regardless, as far as touring '90s nostalgia acts go, you could do a lot worse. I'm looking at you, Tonic and Jimmy Ray.

John Tarpley

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