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Review Mon Apr 26 2010

Review: The Whigs @ Bottom Lounge 4/23

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The Whigs (photos by Andy Keil)

The Whigs, fresh off the release of their third album, In The Dark, stopped by Bottom Lounge Friday night for an energetic performance. The threesome from Athens, GA literally wrote the album in its entirety while touring nonstop after their previous album. Their set wasn't too heavy on new material, but contained all the hits and hooks that this group has become known for on songs like "Right Hand On My Heart" and "Kill Me Carolyn".

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Comparisons to Kings of Leon may be unavoidable, but for the most part, In The Dark is an album you just might find yourself listening to over and over without tiring of. Not unlike the album though, their live show lagged somewhere in the last third, with the crowd noticeably thinning. However, the energy on stage never waned, and their Americana charm is undeniable; from the passionate choruses to Parker Gispert 's endearing leg kicks — and it was near impossible to keep your eyes off Julian Dorio wailing on the drums.

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If you missed them at Bottom Lounge, don't worry; you can catch a glimpse of them when they appear as Jimmy Fallon's musical guest on Tuesday night.

 
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tankboy / April 26, 2010 10:10 AM

I think you nailed the show! I was there too and got pretty much the same read.

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