Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey of The dB’s

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It’s been hard to keep up with all the ‘80s and ‘90s bands reuniting over the last five years. Often after nominal but compelling careers, many understated groups discovered that their hardcore fans were now acting as ambassadors, introducing 20-something-year-old tunes to the present amid a music scene that’s not all about shocking the audience—and world—with on stage antics or odd media appearances. Many of the acts that broke through—Neutral Milk Hotel, Archers of Loaf, Pavement, the Replacements—have come back big, selling out large tours and select dates all over the world.

Returning with a bit less fanfare is the dBs, a so-called “jangle-pop” group from the ‘80s—who, last summer, released their first album in 25 years.

NPR called 2012’s Falling Off the Sky “utterly worthy of an estimable legacy,” and the band recorded a World Cafe Live session, speaking on their original formation in North Carolina and subsequent decades-long absence. And NPR wasn’t the only media outlet showering the dB’s with praise: The Chicago Tribune said the band was “still very much at the top of its game,” Popmatters called their LP a “case for their enduring importance” and Rolling Stone said the album’s music is “wise, as well as crafty.” Key dB’s members Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey will hit World Café Live again this week playing Mavericks, an album the duo put out in 1991. / RANDY LOBASSO

8:30pm. $15. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. philly.worldcafelive.com

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WHEN
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Recurring: ONCE

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8:30pm. $15

WHERE
3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 12/05/2013. .

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