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Dark Meat

8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street

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Dark Meat (short for Dark Meat Vomit Lasers Family Galaxy) epitomizes two trademarks of the Athens, Georgia, music scene: a family-like community between musicians and the love those musicians share for getting wasted. On its debut full-length Universal Indians (which was recently reissued by Vice Records), the band's gritty, dense psychedelic rock garners easy comparisons to Neil Young or early Flaming Lips. Off the record, the band has received most of its attention from its circus-like performances featuring anywhere from 15 to 25 musicians and anywhere from 30 to 300 Pabst Blue Ribbons. Indians is a solid record, but until Dark Meat can figure out how to get three gallons of war paint to trickle out of a CD case, you just have to see them live.

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