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The Whigs w/ Junior Astronomers 

When: Fri., Feb. 7 2014
Price: $10/adv., $13/door

rock, 9:30 p.m.

Purveyors of crunchy, hook-heavy rock, the Whigs formed a dozen years ago when its members were attending the University of Georgia. After graduation, they signed to ATO which re-released their 2005 debut, Give ’Em All a Big Fat Lip. Bassist Hank Sullivant left shortly thereafter to join MGMT’s backing band and work on his solo project Kuroma. Singer/guitarist Parker Gispert and drummer Julian Dorio recorded 2008’s Mission Control before replacing Sullivant with Timothy Deaux. Ben Allen (Animal Collective, MIA) produced 2010’s In the Dark, the Whig’s biggest, most polished effort to date. The disc was fueled by Allen’s warm, effusive psych-tinged sound that nicely gilded the Whigs’ no-frills garage pop. The band’s fourth album, Enjoy the Company, slowed down the tempos and sharpened the songcraft, but it wasn’t as good as earlier efforts. The Charleston show comes in advance of the Whig’s forthcoming April release, Modern Creation. The lead single, “Hit Me” showcases a psychedelic guitar line and a groovier than usual approach. —Chris Parker FRIDAY

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