Good pop music is addictive. So when the young group (seriously
young folks, who might be playin at the club but they sure aint drinkin there) Manchester Orchestra
decided to dedicate its collective post-high school years to perpetual touring (250 shows in 2007 alone), it didnt have to resort to contamination of the water supplies. Nope. The five-pieces so-catchy-you-cant-help-but-dance anthems have threaded themselves into an international network of rabid fans. Slipping between disco-based dance beats and root-rock guitar shredding, the sounds created by Manchester Orchestra are as pensively grandiose as the bands name suggests.
Its music to blast when youre playing hooky on a rainy day, tumbling rapidly into love, or just as quickly falling out of it, and wondering where everything went that was so beautiful, and so brief.
Catch a taste of whats going around when Manchester Orchestra plays a cheap-o show Sunday night ($5) at Respectable Street (518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach) with All Get Out. Its an early one; show starts at 7 p.m. Visit www.slammie.com.
Sun., Jan. 27, 7 p.m., 2008