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The love-to-hate ’90s psych-rock band the Dandy Warhols are baaaack. No, the former major-label darlings haven’t released a new record since 2012’s This Machine, but they’re currently touring to support January’s release of their live album, Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia at the Wonder. The Portland-based group, formed in 1994, has long divided critics and music snobs, many of whom seem to take a sick pleasure in hurling accusations of unoriginality at the Dandys. Especially in its early days, the band wasn’t just derivative, though—some of its songs were genuine gems. And the Dandy Warhols first drew a following, at least in part, for its attitude as much as its songs. Frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor was ridiculously good-looking and prone to self-righteous quips about his own importance. If there’s one thing nobody can take their eyes off of, it’s a narcissist. The band’s four members also projected an air of over-the-top hedonism and glamour, which was in short supply in the mid-’90s mainstream rock scene. The Dandys filled a void, and oft-topless keyboardist Zia McCabe probably didn’t hurt their rep, either. But the band’s star began to fade when it lost its deal with Capitol Records, and its music hasn’t quite hit in the same way since. Still, the Dandy Warhols are worth catching live—their shows always manage to capture some of their early, hazy, slightly scuzzy ’90s-Portland allure. Sept. 21 at the Black Cat. $25.