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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Cymbals Eat Guitars with Quicksand at Union Transfer and Andrew McMahon (of Jacks Mannequin) at Chameleon Club

It’s serendipitous that Cymbals Eat Guitars are opening for Quicksand. The Staten Island Cymbals are heavily influenced by 90’s grunge rock and Quicksand’s most popular album, Slip, came out in 1993. While neither band has released anything new lately, that’s hardly a reason to miss Cymbals openening for Quicksand tonight. Cymbals Eat Guitars’ 2009 album Why There Are Mountains, was heavy enough on delicate guitar riffs and general angst, that their sound felt timeless. Their 2011 follow-up Lenses Alien was successfully anachronistic, as well. For some nostalgic alternative rock, throw on your cargo pants and head down to Union Transfer. Tickets for the all ages event are sold out, but information can be found here.  Below, watch Cymbals Eat Guitars play their track “Plains Clothes” live.

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