PICTURE THIS: Mathew Sweet, The Summer Twins @ Independent, SF 4/21/12
Mathew Sweet was in town to kick off a tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of his album Girlfriend being released. A packed house was there to hear him perform the album in its entirety, as well as three bonus tracks that were on the cassette version.
After playing a rocking version of the title track, which was just the third track of the album, Mathew joked, “We usually end the show on that one.” He then proceeded to play the rest of the album, on what truly is a great listen cover to cover. For the encore, Matthew bridged the gap between old and new and played three new songs from his latest album, Modern Art.
Opening for Mathew Sweet were The Summer Twins from Riverside. Featuring the Brown sisters, Chelsea and Justine, the twins were touting their new self-titled album that came out in January. Their songs were rather poppy, with great harmonies between the singing sisters, but they rocked hard on a few numbers.
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