Concert Announcement - Let's Wrestle

I've been looking for an excuse to talk about these guys for a while now, but their album technically came out in Europe last year and I was too late for it to be relevant. Or so I thought. But now we've got confirmation that the rascally group of post-Libertines rawkers Let's Wrestle are coming to our fair city April 16, for to perform at that grimy hole in the wall affectionately referred to as the Annex.

As I just said, Let's Wrestle play some wily post-Libertines punk, which normally I'm not too keen on (It's so played-out and boring!). But their debut, In the Court of Wrestling Let's [sic], hasn't gotten old and it's been about two weeks now.

In his lower register, lead singer Wesley Patrick Gonzalez bounces between Angus Andrew (Liars) and Bob Pollard (Guided by Voices), but his upper register is what ultimately separates Let's Wrestle from other post-Libertines wankers. They carry the kind of swagger that makes their personalized MySpace URL (letsfuckingwrestle) more approachable and endearing than concealing any sort of tongue-in-cheek humor. In that regard, they're what Arctic Monkeys were on their debut, the kind of dudes who would just as soon break a pool cue over your head as buy you a beer.

"We Are the Men You'll Grow to Love Soon" probably isn't their best song, but it is their catchiest, and it's the best song I could find a proper video for. So here it is.

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