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Manchester Orchestra, like many bands, uses a band name and titles that are completely opposed to reality and/or realism. For one thing, they’re not from Manchester, be it in England or New Hampshire or any other place—they’re from Atlanta. For another, while “Orchestra” implies a large and dense lineup, Manchester Orchestra took the name when they were a trio, and they’ve taken on only two additional members since then. All of that’s fine, since Manchester Orchestra is frankly a pretty eye-catching name regardless of its lack of truth. But I do get lost on the title of their album, I’m Like A Virgin Losing A Child. Huh?
That said, the band is pretty great; check out their Web site, where their music immediately begins playing when the page loads. It certainly makes me want to go see them at Rock and Roll Hotel at 7:30pm on Sunday, October 28, with The Annuals and opening act The Never.
But wait! There’s more! Manchester Orchestra and the Annuals are also selling a split 7″ single, one that’s available only at their tour venues—it features each band doing one of the other band’s songs. How’s that for incentive?
Price is $12. Call Rock & Roll Hotel at (202) 388-ROCK for more information.