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Best Band to See Live: We Versus the Shark

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Though almost unknown in Atlanta, WE VERSUS THE SHARK has blown the mind of the college town to our east several times over the last couple years. The quartet of young’ns make music that’s peripatetic, frenetic and infectious. The entire frontline sings, with voices ranging from the snarl of bassist/keyboardist Jeff Tobias to the lilt of guitarist/keyboardist Samantha Paulsen. Each song is like three mini-tracks bombarded together in a supercollider with sounds of echoing computers going haywire and thrashing metal-god roars all built around lockstep rhythm and jazzy drumbeats. And the best thing about this band: Even when a set blows your hair back like you just removed a screwdriver from a light socket, the members still aren’t satisfied. Part Dismemberment Plan, part Motorhead, part Rapture = gonna make you sweat.

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