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Kongos

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Neptune Theatre (map) University District
Wed., June 4, 8 p.m. 2014 All Ages

Kelly O
$10

Silly me, I thought our little hamlet was going to be blessed with a visit from the Congos, the legendary reggae group responsible for some of the most glorious vocal harmonies ever put to record. Alas, Kongos are in fact a very different outfit, a young alternative-rock act hailing from Phoenix-via-South-Africa with only one album to their name. Their sound vacillates wildly between mawkish late-’90s post-grunge, lite-psych balladry, and guitar-hero showmanship, with the occasional welcome Afropop flourish (more accordions, please!). The slower songs sometimes achieve a minor Bends-ian majesty; the "rock ain't dead!" rave-ups feel sadly dated. Are they the South African Coldplay? As for the Congos, I'll rhapsodize about them more when the time comes. KYLE FLECK

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Neptune Theatre

1303 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105
206-682-1414
http://stgpresents.org

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