Vivian Girls

Brooklyn's beloved all-girl garage band is easy on the eyes (a blonde, a brunette, and a redhead – take your pick!) Even better, their purposefully scrappy music is delightful to the ears. The Vivian Girls’ style is a throwback to the sixties and seventies; their songs utilize breezy vocals and heavy distortion, much like their influences the Wipers and the Shangri-Las. Admittedly, the trio’s newest album Share the Joy is far from groundbreaking, and its debut single “I Heard You Say” sounds exactly like everything else they’ve done in the past. But why mess with a successful formula? When you come across a group as winsome as these girls, risk taking just seems reckless and overrated. With No Joy, Unnatural Helpers, Witch Gardens. ERIKA HOBART

Fri., May 6, 7:30 p.m., 2011

 
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