Restorations, Smith Street Band, Gunshy, the Sky We Scrape | Township | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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Restorations, Smith Street Band, Gunshy, the Sky We Scrape 

When: Wed., Nov. 5, 8 p.m. 2014
Price: $10
Philadelphia’s Restorations play blue-collar fourth-wave emo that feels as big as the open road—though some of their earlier songs seem as interminable as a drive across Nebraska, which dilutes their down-to-earth charm and heart-swelling drama. On the new LP3 (SideOneDummy) Restorations have fixed that problem by broadening their music’s sophistication and scope: they fill in the quiet moments of “Misprint” with light shading from a background horn section, and the lumbering bass on the rollicking “No Castle” sounds like it was lifted from a Mastodon session. Restorations are still barreling down a country highway in a beat-up truck, but they’ve fixed the transmission and found some better shocks. —Leor Galil
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