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The Airing of Grievances

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The Airing of Grievances

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Indie Rock

We gave it an A

Not since the Replacements raised a pint glass in the name of punk has a gang of hood rats so rousingly resurrected the legend of the American bar band. With thrash-and-burn riffs, shout-along rants, E Street Band-style blue-collar blues, and tin-can acoustics, these Jersey boys’ debut album The Airing of Grievances burns all the way down from its big mouth to its black liver. And singer Patrick Stickles’ message is both simple and wrenching: ”We only want what we are not allowed.” Here’s hoping that this young band sticks around long enough to get it. A

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