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Monday, June 22, 2009

MP3 Monday: The Long Time Darlings

Posted By on Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 2:10 PM

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After filling a variety of roles in the live music scene in Austin, Tex., former Pittsburgher Brett Staggs returned to his old stomping grounds and reignited his band The Long Time Darlings with a new lineup. Andy Mulkerin has described their music as "straightforward rock 'n' roll somewhere between classic rock and the '90s alt scene," noting that it "might not have been out of place on the harder edge of the local scene that brought us The Clarks and The Gathering Field over a decade ago."

Live, the band lays out the occasional Americana-tinged ballad, but mainly gravitates to fist-pumping good-time rock, such as today's featured mp3 "Fire It Up." The Long Time Darlings' next local show is July 8 at Lawrenceville's Thunderbird Café.

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