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Sweet and the Sweet Sweets

Sweet and the Sweet Sweets

What started out two years ago as a group of friends hanging out for informal jams has turned into one of the city’s most infectious Pop bands, Sweet and the Sweet Sweets. The Sweets are clearly inspired by a more innocent time in the history of Rock & Roll, when bands learned their craft in front of sweaty teenage audiences in high school gyms and cafeterias across the country, singing songs about girls, cars, girls, friends, girls, growing up and girls. On their debut EP, last year’s Sweet on You, the Sweets brought a visceral Indie Rock vibe to their classic ’60s Pop obsession, creating an impressive contemporary evocation of a bygone era, with simple chords, honking sax, a swinging beat and a whole lot of soul.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: The Standells and the J. Geils Band playing every sock hop and house party in 1965. (BB)