Concerts

Vampire Weekend

What can you say about Vampire Weekend that hasn't already been written? The guys are blowing up faster than they wanted to. They've graced the cover of plenty of magazines, and they're still touring in support of their self-titled debut album. And for the most part, these Ivy League grads who share a love for Paul Simon-style Afro-pop with indie sensibilities are going to have to work real hard in concert to get past their own hype. Local music fans were supposed to have seen them at this year's Langerado Music Festival, but the group had to cancel at the last minute to play Saturday Night Live. A lot of folks are still curious about Vampire Weekend, and Monday, you can see for yourself, finally, and determine if the band is worth a damn.

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Jonathan Cunningham