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The War on Drugs at One Eyed Jacks 

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Philly friends Kurt Vile and Adam Granduciel each released breakout records in 2011, Smoke Ring For My Halo (Matador) and Slave Ambient (Secretly Canadian), respectively, the latter under Granduciel's seven-year-old band handle The War on Drugs. That each record sounds as if it could've come from either man is no coincidence: Granduciel spent time in Vile's backing band the Violators, and Vile was a founding member of Granduciel's band. Listening to both is like reuniting siblings who were separated at birth. Where Vile mastered atmospheric mystery on Smoke Ring, teasing meaning out of riddle-rambled lyrics and curling up inside fetal guitar loops, Granduciel went grandiose with Slave Ambient, blowing the doors off the well-traveled rock vehicle he and Vile built on 2008 debut Wagonwheel Blues. Starting out like Tom Petty picking Wildflowers on opener "Best Night," Granduciel's "Come to the City" and "Baby Missiles," respectively, channel U2 on L.A. rooftops and Petty back on Florida highways. White Rabbits opens. Tickets $12 in advance, $14 at the door. — Noah Bonaparte Pais


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