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AFI: The Legacy

AFI, also known as A Fire Inside, Asking for It, or Anthems for Insubordinates, is definitely not the same band it was when it began in 1991. Back then, AFI was known for having a hardcore punk/ D.I.Y. sound with little polish and tons of raw emotion yelled over dirty power chords and blast beats. A few years later, AFI’s sound evolved into a neo-Misfits type of horror-punk: more melodic, darker lyrics, and more time spent in production. Then, in 2003, things got great for AFI. They cleaned up their sound even more, becoming closer to alternative, radio-friendly rock 'n’ roll than any of their original fans would have thought possible, and immediately became huge stars. The album Sing the Sorrow, with its singles “Girl’s Not Grey” and “The Leaving Song, Pt. II” went platinum and cemented AFI as a successful rock act who’d all but left their hardcore punk roots behind. The cleaned-up version of AFI is coming to Revolution Live tonight at 8:15. Tickets are $23 in advance through, and $24.50 at the door. Call 877-598-8497.
Wed., Nov. 18, 8:15 p.m., 2009
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Brett Gillin

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