Reversal of Fortune

The band with the backward video comes to town.

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If you haven’t seen the video for Mute Math’s “Typical,” look it up on YouTube right now. The New Orleans rockers perform the song in reverse -- a feat they sorta pulled off live last month on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night show. While it’s easy to tag the band as this season’s OK Go (newbies make a splash with a gimmicky clip), there’s more substance running through Mute Math’s grooves. Its self-titled debut blends new-wave synth bleeps, U2-style riffs, and enough rafter-shaking anthems to fill a medium-size concert hall. There’s even room for an occasional curveball (like random electronic noise bursts), which keeps listeners guessing.
Tue., Oct. 16, 7 p.m., 2007

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