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REAL ESTATE

8 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $5.

 

Real Estate comes from the suburbs. Ridgewood, N.J., just a few miles south of New York state. It's a community of “Moms driving Escalades, 14-year-old kids going to Starbucks,” Real Estate singer/guitarist Martin Courtney told the Village Voice last month. “It's kind of a shitty place,” he said. “But it's also really pretty.” So naturally, most of Real Estate's hazy, reverb-laden songs evoke lazy summers in — you guessed it — the suburbs. “Sit in the shade of your beechwood trees / Don't you know these days I ain't hard to please?” Courtney sings on “Green River,” one of the standout tracks on the quartet's Pitchfork-endorsed, self-titled debut album. Sonically, the band calls to mind Jersey brethren like the Feelies and Yo La Tengo — lingering pop hooks buoy sections of almost Krautrock-style meandering and distortion. Little Rock's Frown Pow'r take a break from recording a full-album tribute to David Fair's Coo Coo Rocking Time to open. Expect enthusiastic audience participation.

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