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    Most of these bands are coming through town, so if you enjoy their music, why not go and see them live?

    “”Funplex”” by The B-52s
    After a 16-year break The B-52s are back with the new album Funplex. Their song by the same title is by far the best on the album. While it has the same groovy dance sound as “”Love Shack,”” the funky synthesizer kaleidoscopically takes this song back to the group’s roots while adding a modern twist. It gives something new to quench the thirst of B-52s followers. Be sure to check them out tonight at 8 in Centennial Hall.

    “”The Downfall of Us All”” by A Day to Remember
    ADTR’s music is somewhere between pop-punk and hardcore metal. They use elements from both to create their fascinating sound. In “”The Downfall of Us All”” the poppy lyrics and metal instrumentals make the band sound contradictory. But the clash between the two works wonders for the song. From the chanting to the guitar riffs, it can sound like a Slipknot spin-off band at first. This song is great for those who want to sing along, headbang, or both. You can catch them at The Rock tonight at 7.

    “”Life Less Ordinary”” by Carbon Leaf
    This so-called “”Celtic-influenced”” rock group brings a laid-back feel to “”Life Less Ordinary.”” This song has been played numerous times on local station 92.9 FM The Mountain, but the band may still be a little too indie for most people to have heard of them. They have a similar sound to Dave Matthews Band and Barenaked Ladies. From the straightforward beat to the simplistic lyrics, this song is definitely one to know. Give some of Carbon Leaf’s new music a listen and make sure to check the group out this Saturday at Club Congress.

    “”Boys-N-The Hood”” by Dynamite Hack
    This cover of N.W.A.’s “”Boyz ‘N tha Hood”” is as hilarious as it is good. There’s something about a rock group taking on a rap song and adding their own flair to it that just spells pure brilliance. Even though the band’s cover is almost a decade old it’s still just as awesome. The lyrics, in conjunction with its new, relaxed sound, give this rap a new lease on life.

    A Day to Remember,
    The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave.,
    June 24, all ages, 7 p.m.,
    629-9221

    Carbon Leaf,
    Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St.,
    June 27, 21+,
    622-8848

    The B-52s,
    Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.,
    June 24, all ages, 8 p.m.,
    621-3341

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