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Viet Cong

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Thursday, September 17 2015
8:00PM
 
 

It takes less than sixty seconds of album opener “Newspaper Spoons” for you to decide that Viet Congs self-titled debut is a winter record. The guitar doesn’t snarl until the end of that opening minute, but it still presents a palpable iciness in just a few short moments. It’s bitter. It stings. But once you’re in it, and you’re bracing yourself and charging ahead, as the songs moves from a punishing, almost militarized drumbeat to a melody that’s still menacing but also delicate and almost celestial. That instinct for humanizing a stone-cold song is Viet Cong’s greatest gift and sharpest weapon. It’s harsh, but exhilarating.

Viet Cong will be joined by Toronto grunge-rockers Greys

Due to a performer’s possible Covid-19 exposure and rain in the forecast, the status of the July 25th Steve Gunn and William Tyler show at Greenwood Garden is unclear. We will update all ticket holders and the public on Saturday, July 24th with more information.