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The Alarm: 80's Alternative at Ludlow Garage

Formed in the early 80's from the remnants of a punk band, The Alarm were a fixture in alternative music for most of the decade. Often compared to U2, this Welsh band’s gritty songs about the life of the working man resonated with audiences and set the band on a successful path. Songs like “The Stand,” “68 Guns,” “Knife Edge,” “Rain in the Summertime,” and “Sold Me Down the River,” kept the band on the charts until 1991, when lead singer Mike Peters announced on stage at the end of a concert tour that he was done with the band. It was a surprise to the audience and his band mates.

Peters created a new version of the band in the late in the late 90s with some critical and commercial success. Their latest album. Equals, shows the band hasn’t lost the guitar-driven edge it is known for.

Opening for The Alarm are local legends, The Tigerlillies. Formed in 1989, the band has put out four albums over the years and still performs often around town. Together the two bands will provide a night of vintage power pop and introduce some newer work as well.

When: November 8th, 8:30 PM

Where: The Ludlow garage

How Much: $15

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