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Our music columnist announces that Will's Pub will become a non-smoking venue

This Little Underground

Photo: Ashley Belanger, License: N/A

Ashley Belanger

Photo: Ashley Belanger, License: N/A

Ashley Belanger

Photo: Ashley Belanger, License: N/A

Ashley Belanger

This amazingly free show was the concert season closer by vanguard music presenter group the Civic Minded 5, and it drew a large number of newcomers to the White House (timucua.com), a population of which I happily no longer belong as a repeat visitor. Hopefully, you too will soon become a patron of one of the city’s most purpose-built, culturally altruistic and artistically pure public venues for music.

Brazilian psych-rockers Os Mutantes (Nov. 19, the Social) rocked the house, unsurprising considering the depth of their legend. But opener Capsula built something – something big – out of nothing. The Spain-based Argentinean trio stoked ’70s and ’80s influences into a lusty, stylish racket like a more rock & roll Sonic Youth. And with frontman Martin Guevara frequently descending into the crowd, they did it with good old-fashioned rock spectacle. Making them even more likeable is that, instead of cheap snot and cynical cockiness, they radiate innocent enthusiasm and true belief. Nice to see the spirit’s still alive. And by set’s end, they had the crowd locked.

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