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John Craig & The Weekend, Tango Alpha Tango, Leaves Russell and Nicole Berke


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Fri., Aug. 19, 8:30 p.m. 2011 21+

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John Craig and the Weekend's Numbers is billed as an "eclectic electro-pop odyssey concept record," which is a lot to digest for a single press blurb. The electro-pop I get: It's a well-stylized collection of warm pop with a tinge of vintage nostalgia, somewhere along the lines of My Favorite or Portland chart toppers Hockey. Not quite an odyssey—it's more an excursion—Numbers fails to tread on fresh soil, although Craig's soulful delivery is enough to carry the album, even during its weaker moments ("We Are Whatever" and "Out All Night"). As for the "concept record" claim, I have no clue. It's not about a street kid named Rael—or that deaf, dumb, and blind Tommy—so perhaps Numbers is only a concept album in concept. EZRA ACE CARAEFF

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  • Fri., Aug. 19, 8:30 p.m. 2011
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