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Kind Of Like Spitting with Atlas, Secrets Keep Friends, Spoken Daggers and The Tremula
Darkside, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 231-9701.
Sunday, Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Ben Barnett is a creative type, constantly drawing people toward him and re-forming his amorphous cell called Kind Of Like Spitting. Though he's the band's nucleus, Barnett isn't your run-of-the-mill lead-singing/acoustic guitar-playing icon. For one, he's not a very good singer. But audiences love KOLS because they're real. Theirs is a simple beauty, that of a child kicking around in the dirt in his back yard, singing for himself, slightly off-key and melancholy with an unpredictable melody.

-- Sara Gallagher


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