Superchunk

Bands naturally have a shelf life of creative output. Thankfully, there are those weird anomalies (like Twinkies) that somehow never expire. Forming in 1989, North Carolina's Superchunk have managed to stay inexplicably fresh for 21 solid years, outliving a good deal of their peers and surviving in-band breakups (1994's Foolish is essentially the indie rock version of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album). After a nine year recording hiatus, 2010's Majesty Shredding finds the band having not missed a single step, returning as incredibly vital elder statesmen to multiple generations. The band's most recent live shows find Mac McCaughan and Co. joyously sprinting and pogo'ing through their sizeable catalog like a young, hungry band with everything to lose and without 21 years worth of laurels (and leg work) to rest on. With Teenage Fanclub, Telekinesis. GREGORY FRANKLIN

Thu., Oct. 14, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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