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Tokyo Police Club @ the Talking Head

Greg’s take: I was happy that Myspace was granting us a second, more notable secret show than the Circa Survive thing. I mean c’mon, other cities got Smashing Pumpkins and Decemberists… And nothing was necessarily bad about the show, just nothing really good about it. I agree with most of Alex’s much more detailed take. Meligrove was middle-of-the-road, clean but simple mall-fodder indie pop-rock. What more could you expect from a Myspace-sponsored show? Tokyo Police Club were highly polished, but the “wow” factor that was expected to keep consistent with the hype was non-existent. Their music elicited merely a “that’s really nice” response. It was a free show, so I don’t really have any room to complain; if I had paid though, all bets would’ve been off.

Alex’s take: Coming out of the Tokyo Police Club “Myspace Secret Show” at the Talking Head Club last night I found myself thinking Aural States had committed its first major blunder—we got caught up in the hype surrounding a show that probably didn’t deserve as much attention as it got.

Upon receiving the announcement for the show, I was giddy with what I thought was fresh-and-breaking knowledge. Enough to make me forget my original opinion of Tokyo Police Club—a band that makes decent, though completely unremarkable indie pop songs a la mtvU. I had succumbed to dangerous Internet group-think (read: retardation), combined with a music blogger’s fear of missing fodder for snide comments fired at a distance. Read the rest…

Tokyo Police Club – Free is good…

Tokyo Police Club, as you all well know, are playing a Myspace-sponsored free show at everyone’s favorite B-more rock venue, the Talking Head Club.

Odds are good this is going to be the smallest venue these kids will play for a long time. Take advantage and get in line early. Doors @ 8PM and admission first-come, first-serve.

Continuing the theme of free goodies, here’s 3 tracks I’ve collected for you. Get pumped, see you at the show.

Tokyo Police Club – In A Cave

Tokyo Police Club – Graves (Daytrotter Session)

Tokyo Police Club – Nature of the Experiment (live on Dinner With the Band)

Tokyo Police Club – Myspace free show this Sunday

Finally, B-more getting some love from all over. First Spin last year, now name-drops in 2008 Rolling Stone, Blender, XLR8R. Now, Fox-syndicated giant social network Myspace joins the fray for their second Baltimore-based free show.

Tokyo Police Club @ the Head. This Sunday.