The Beets

New York's The Beets may not have written the book on fast, loose, and exuberantly amateurish rock and roll, but the page they've torn from it is worth the price of admission. They follow in the grand tradition of starting a band before you actually play an instrument and energetically bashing your way toward competence. It isn't subtle; it isn't novel; it isn't particularly well done. Where The Beets shine is in their ability to embrace their limitations so completely, as on last year's debut effort, Spit In the Face of People Who Don’t Want to Be Cool. It’s music that’s in full possession of its inability, leaving room for only infectious enthusiasm. With German Measles, Coconut Coolouts. NICHOLAS HALL

Fri., April 30, 9:30 p.m., 2010

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