House of Horrors - Page 2

Thrills, chills, and mirror ball spills from the excellent Horrors. Plus: Comedians of Rock II, Black Joe Lewis, and John Vanderslice
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Oh, the Horrors

Partly bands are to blame — because they don't seem to care anymore," he says, capping the remark with a small grim chuckle.

In the Horrors' hands — the ensemble coproduced along with longtime collaborator Craig Silvey, Portishead's Geoff Barrow, and video artist Chris Cunningham — Primary Colours sounds astonishingly unmusty, stirring with tangible signs of life. The group has managed to find a pulse — while maturing into, yikes, artists. "We were all 19 when we wrote the first record — now we're in our early twenties!" Third exclaims. "I think it's the typical growing-up ... malarkey." *

THE HORRORS

With the Kills

Tues/19, 8 p.m., $22.50

Fillmore

1805 Geary, SF

www.livenation.com

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