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The Fleshtones, Charming Birds 

When: Fri., July 1, 9:30 p.m. 2011
Price: $12-13
On one previous record, the Fleshtones covered Led Zeppelin's "Communication Breakdown," and on their latest, Brooklyn Sound Solution, they cover the Beatles' "Day Tripper." You are right in thinking these dead-horse songs need never, never, ever be covered, but the New York garage rockers—who are among the original torch-carriers that led to the garage rock revival of the early '00s—are quite happy living in a bubble where fashion, culture, and rock 'n' roll haven't changed one whit since the '60s. So instead of innovation, the Fleshtones offer a retro dance party with tons of energy via surf-rock guitar solos, vamping R&B, swingin' drums, and a big ol' boner for the Nuggets comps. Considering they've been at it since the halcyon days of CBGB, it's clear they're true believers. NED LANNAMANN

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