Review + Photos: The Primitives still can’t be tamed

The Primitives (photo: Patric Carver) Friday night at Brick & Mortar, the crowd was wall-to-wall. The night began with the Oilies who played an incredible set. Their sound is invigorating and precious without being pretentious – the timber of a less-angry Bratmobile with the soul and charm of Matthew Sweet. When I spoke to them backstage, I was shocked to learn that they’ve only been together for a week. Their stage presence is cohesive and their sound tight. “We were in other bands,” said lead vocalist Carly. “Matt and I were in the Mantles, and Luke was in New Faultlands.” [...]

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