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Amid a year of shows by – let’s be kind – veteran performers, music
fans will get to witness a young band that is red hot right now, when
British stylish punks Art Brut invade Tel Aviv’s Barby club on April 2.
Compared favorably to fellow arty rockers Franz Ferdinand and
Bloc Party, the five-piece band is led by gregarious front man Eddie
Argos, whose half-spoken, half shouted lyrics are full of humor and
satire. The first song the band wrote upon forming in 2003 was “Formed
A Band” including the lyrics “I wanna be the boy/The man that writes
the song/That makes Israel and Palestine/Get along.” Next month, three
electrifying albums later, including last year’s acclaimed Art Brut vs. Satan
, Art Brut will get its chance.