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Preview Mon Jan 14 2013

Concert Preview: Wild Belle @ Lincoln Hall

Wild Belle's awesome ear worm "Keep You" gave the duo plenty of mileage, but after six months of play the track's tank is almost empty and the brother sister duo's debut album, slated to release March 12th, can't come soon enough. Would-be fans want to feel affirmed in their likeness for Wild Belle's three songs currently available to the masses and would-be haters are dying to know whether the hype is deserved. But just as you can't judge a book by its cover, so to you can't judge an artist by a single.

It's undoubtedly a good single. It's thick with texture, rich in style, its influences are diverse and worldly (West Africa, the Caribbean), and it has surprising elements like a dusting of synthesizers on top of a reggae beat. Then again the song also rang loudly over the opening moments of the feature film, "Pitch Perfect," a complaint lodged against them by many Youtube commentators, and another Wild Belle song was in the CW show Vampire Diaries. The question that is raised by these complicated truths is simply, "On a scale of Lana Del Ray to Tame Impala, how legitimate is Wild Belle?" Answer that question for yourself at the local duo's Lincoln Hall show on January 17th.

Tickets are $15 and the show starts at 9 p.m. Buy your tickets for the almost-sold-out show here.

 
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