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Kings of Leon : New York Irving Plaza
...fans are hooting and hollering for more...
The Kings play all five EP songs, but it's the new material - to be released on their album this summer -- that proves why there's more to these boys than just crotch-hugging jeans and ratty t-shirts. 'Tranny', which they save for their penultimate number, builds from its tender beginning to full arena-rock splendor, with lead guitarist Matthew picking out a scorching solo while Caleb scrunched up his face and let out a scraping howl that sounds like Bob Dylan's smoke-saturated rasp did in the '70s. And Jared, who makes some of the goofiest bass-player faces ever, shows off fierce chops considering he only picked up the instrument eight months ago. By the time they finish with 'Happy Alone', the Kings have made a few hundred pairs of pants very, very wet in the crotch - and those are New Yorkers' - pants, so you know they weren't cheap.
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