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Ume, LKN, Hurry Up 

When: Sun., March 30, 9 p.m. 2014
Price: $10-12
For a while, Ume has been one of those bands that's always on the verge of breaking through. Heck, the Denver Post even described the Austin trio as "perpetually touted by critics as the next big thing," and that was two years ago. In a just world, the band's excellent new album, Monuments, would push it over the top. Released this month by influential indie label Dangerbird Records, it's a tightly packaged, 12-track collision of frontwoman Lauren Larson's skyscraping guitar heroics and her sweet-and-sour pop-rock vocals, backed by a band with a distaste for the brake pedal. The result is a hybrid of silvery shoegaze and gritty alt-rock—efficient, melodic and muscular—that recalls labelmates the Joy Formidable, but with a bit more raw swagger. A band with this kind of charisma, chops, and dues paid on the road deserves its moment. BEN SALMON

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