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Levon's Helmet, Acid Fast, Nervous and Abolitionist

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The Know (map) Northeast
Mon., Nov. 25, 8 p.m. 2013 21+

Eliza Sohn

Don't let the ludicrously "punny" name deter you. Upstart duo Levon's Helmet have produced one of the best, bona fide power-pop EPs this city has seen in some time. Clocking in at the impossibly succinct length of 12 minutes, each cut is a certified fresh, hook-laden jammer—from the pre-"Stacy's Mom" Fountains of Wayne-ish opener "I've Had It" to closer "Night Train to Memphis," which references band members Gordon Keepers and Jason Oppat's folk-punk roots (both members previously played in the acoustic-based outfit Water Tower). But it's the third track, the stiffly titled "My Life Is Going Nowhere," that is the truly exceptional selection here, akin to Robert Pollard's greatest. While Levon's Helmet may lack stylistic stability for the time being, their pop prowess is totally undeniable. Follow them closely. MORGAN TROPER

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  • Daily 3 pm-2:30 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Mon., Nov. 25, 8 p.m. 2013