The Cult

With the onslaught of seminal releases from 1987 being celebrated this year, we shouldn't overlook the 25th anniversary of the Cult's Electric. Detractors tend to lump them in with glitzy '80s hair bands, but the Cult has always had a style all their own, and they've never really gotten the props they deserve. And while Billy Duffy is guilty of "borrowing" a few riffs from Angus Young on Electric, the band's early work ("She Sells Sanctuary," anyone?) and the follow up to Electric, the more commercially successful Sonic Temple, managed to bridge the gap between hard rock and psychedelia with a sexy ease and an influence you can hear today in bands like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and the Black Angels. With Murder of Crows. MA'CHELL DUMA LAVASSAR

Tue., Aug. 21, 8 p.m., 2012

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