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They drove all night

Guided by Voices' classic lineup has never played Orlando. They should be very afraid

Photo: Beowulf Sheehan, License: N/A

Beowulf Sheehan

Frontman Bob Pollard famously said he's never performed a show sober.

"We just slow it down a little, don't really have the afterparties, might hang out a little backstage, but then we go to bed. We are in bed at 1 or 2 a.m. and not 5 a.m.," he says. "Pete [Jamison, manager] used to look at his watch right before his head hit the pillow and go, 'Yep, 5 a.m.'"

The Monument Club, the Dayton, Ohio, house from which Pollard would preside over legendary barnburners, is no more, and the shows might not be as debauched as they used to be. Still, when a Guided by Voices show kicks off and their iconic "The Club Is Open" sign lights up, it's like everyone is transported back to the Monument Club and Dayton.

"Somebody made the sign in reference to the fact that it's our little club [where] we came to drink beer with our friends," Mitchell says. "It means 'our little private party' for us."

Guided by Voices

8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19
The Beacham
46 N. Orange Ave.

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