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Knoxville's Royal Bangs (playing tonight at the Larimer Lounge with Hindershot and Spires) knows the power of a three-piece. Beginning as one, growing into a quintet, and now back to band life as trio, the dudes still manage to create plenty of electronic-infused punkishness on its latest release, Flux Outside.
Initially snatched up by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys' own label, Audio Eagle Records, for its first recordings, the band has now moved on to Glassnote Records -- home to other buzz-heavy acts like Mumford & Sons and Kele. Royal Bangs will finish out its US tour dates in May before heading overseas to join up with Cold War Kids and the Walkmen. This show is 21 and up, and tickets are $10-12. Doors open at 8 pm., bands start at 8:30 p.m.