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Duke Arts Presents

The Books

Friday, October 1, 2010 | 8:00 pm

Sheafer Lab Theater

Made with a cello, guitar, and electronic swirls floating between harmony and dissonance, The Books’ handcrafted musical assemblages combine experimental chamber music and acoustic pop with fragmentary voices from junkshop cassettes. The mesmerizing Massachusetts duo has been tapped by Wilco as the next generation in art rock. But their “fragile mixture of field recordings, samples from radio broadcasts, and twanging folk instruments” (Q Magazine) puts them all by themselves, in “a genre of one” (Pitchfork). Two sets; each set ticketed separately.


Special Event:

The Books: In Conversation
Saturday, October 2
Shaefer Theater, noon-1p