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Guided By Voices to present ‘classic’ show

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 31, 2011 7:20 AM

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Seminal lo-fi band Guided By Voices will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Moose, 211 Iowa Ave. Admission for the event, part of the Mission Creek Festival, is $30 in advance, $35 at the door.

Formed in Dayton, Ohio, in 1985, Guided By Voices has released more than 20 studio albums and achieved some mainstream success with 1994’s Bee Thousand. An independent, four-track aesthetic and penchant for sonic exploration and often-surreal lyrics loosely defined the band’s sound until its demise in 2004. The group earned its place in the annals of independent music by both the prolificacy and unique strangeness of its output.

Guided By Voices endured numerous lineup changes since its inception in the mid-80s with primary singer and songwriter Robert Pollard the only link between many of the ensembles. The “classic” lineup from 1993-96 will perform on Saturday, including guitarists Tobin Sprout and Mitch Mitchell, bassist Dan Toohey, and drummer Kevin Fennell.

— by Ryan Cole


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