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|Legendary Pink Dots|
Legendary Pink Dots - Crescent Ballroom - Tuesday, October 8
On an episode of Roderick on the Line, Long Winters frontman and titular line-holder John Roderick explains that one of his earlier bands, the Bun Family Players, was so named specifically because they wanted no one to take them as seriously and solemnly as they had their grunge heroes.
"Legendary Pink Dots" is that kind of a name, except it didn't come as a twee reaction to sludge and flannel--LPD has been around for something like 30 years, playing a kind of stiflingly interconnected, constantly shifting chamber-pop that oscillates sometimes between the sounds of 1970 and 1270. This is a weird band, and you'll feel weird after you hear them. In that sense, Legendary Pink Dots is much more evocative than it initially seems.