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NEW SHOW ALERT! 05/14/10: Stealing Your Kill/The Breakup Society/Robot Tank/Dfactor

May 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Events

Reviews of Breakup Society’s album James at 35. In Harp, Fred Mills hailed “James at 35” as having arrived “at a thematically serendipitous spot halfway between Elvis Costello’s ‘This Year’s Model’ and the dB’s ‘Stands For Decibels’,” calling the album “a modern-day breakup/kiss-off classic in every sense of the term.” Pop Matters wrote that “Masley knows what an audience weaned on Big Star, the Raspberries, Cheap Trick, and early Replacements is expecting and he delivers the goods. Every damn song is a three-minute gem, all hooky guitars, ooh aahs, and handclaps.” Tom Semioli at Amplifier wrote that “Pittsburgh power pop pundits The Breakup Society clearly understand that rock n’ roll works best when you wear a broken heart on your sleeve.” Ira Robbins called the first song, “Robin Zander,” “an iconic blast of cultural genius” and “a roaring catchy rush” while hailing the album’s “superlative power-pop instincts.” All Music Guide called it “a must for anyone who loves tough but hook-laden pop-rock with guts, smarts and plenty of humor.” And some Oklahoma punk zine cited “Robin Zander” as the hookiest thing to come along since “Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes.”

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