The Beatdown

In the final tally, Avril is far less Complicated than Britney.

That is, unless she winds up as toxic as Britney.

Upbeats and beatdowns: Props to the Fray, now in the process of inking a deal with Epic Records. Who knew a year ago, when I caught one of the band's early shows at the Climax and frontman Isaac Slade -- much to his chagrin now, I'm sure -- had one of his friends urge us to yell "Encore!" before the set was even over, that those guys would be the toast of the town today? Right on for them. The Fray lets the music do the talking, which is exactly why it was one of my favorite bands last year. This year, however, it's all about Matson Jones. Holy crap! This group keeps getting better and better. Jones's show at the hi-dive last Saturday night completely floored me. Imagine Apocalyptica weaned on a steady diet of K Records and Kill Rock Stars' releases with Dave Grohl on drums and a stand-up bassist. Oh, yeah, and add some sick, two-part harmonies. Got it? Well, this band is ten times better than that. Don't sleep.

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