Editors' pick

Magic Bullets

Indie
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Editorial Review

How is it that there aren't more current indie bands that sound like the Smiths? The '80s are plenty popular with younger bands these days but more on the synth side of things. Magic Bullets sound a whole lot like the Smiths - a lot, lot - but manage to sound fresh nonetheless. Jangly, wistful, clever pop have a way of being timeless on their own. Catch the San Francisco band at the Black Cat.

--David Malitz, Aug. 2010