Event Pick: The Breeders come to Rams Head Live

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Photo by Marisa Gesualdi.

A surprisingly common line about The Breeders is that people picked up the band’s second album, “Last Splash,” the one with the run-away alt-rock hit “Cannonball,” in the ’90s and eventually sold it back, making the release a common find in bargain bins. The rest of the narrative, however, is that the band, centered around sisters Kim and Kelley Deal (the former being an ex-member of the Pixies), has been rather durable, resurfacing in the early 2000s to continue releasing great rough-around-the-edges indie rock.

“All Nerve,” released earlier this year, is the first album to have the original “Last Splash” lineup, with Kim Deal on vocals and guitar, Kelley Deal on guitar, Josephine Wiggs on bass and Jim MacPherson on drums. As the always-great Maura Johnston wrote in Pitchfork, “All Nerve” doesn’t attempt to be a rehash while still being able to play on all the members’ strengths. “This approach results in many moments of bliss, even as the lyrics evoke isolation, frustration, and scuzz,” Johnston writes.

Tonight, the band stops at Rams Head Live as part of its tour in support of “All Nerve.” As an added bonus, local post-punk group Post Pink is opening, so be sure to get there on time.

8 p.m., Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, (410) 244-1131, ramsheadlive.com, $32.50.

Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore Business Journal, b and others. Prior to joining Baltimore Fishbowl, he was an editor at City Paper from 2012 to 2017. He can be reached at [email protected]
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