Abe Vigoda is a regular attraction at the Smell, downtown Los Angeles' all-ages art-punk venue. Although both groups play angular rock, Abe Vigoda sets its own agenda by adding world-music touches. The quartet's third album, "Skeleton," is primarily thumping, but with contrasting musical embroidery. Guitarists Juan Velasquez and Michael Vidal have clearly studied Afro-pop's chiming riffs and inject them into such songs as "Cranes." The band's rhythm section is too jumpy to produce an African-style groove, but the guitars dance gracefully atop the lurching beat.
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