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King Kong

8 p.m. Sunday, May 27. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).

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The groove is simple, but the stories aren't. King Kong's 1995 album Me Hungry did, after all, follow the epic saga of a caveman and his beloved yak at the cusp of the Ice Age, as played by a guy (read: ex-Slint bassist Ethan Buckler) who's been doing this for some fifteen years yet still always sounds like he's singing for the first time ever after kicking back a few too many. And while this year's Buncha Beans keeps the tales to single-chapter length, when the organ, guitar and drums lock together, dancing will undoubtedly follow. And then the realization hits that the song is about the existential nature of cockroaches.

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