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Tonight: Bear Hands at Mohawk Place

Tonight. 7pm. Mohawk Place, 47 East Mohawk Street. (465-2368/ $10 advance, $13 day of show

One of the latest of a long line of post-punk indie bands to come out of Brooklyn, Bear Hands is everything fans of the genre have come to expect and love. Dylan Rau’s vocals evoke the likes of MGMT and Vampire Weekend, Val Loper’s bass lines are infectious and contain just a hint of funk influence, and the band as a whole expertly walks the line between indie rock whimsy and punk rock edge expertly (plus, needless to say, the band’s name ranks among the very wittiest echelons of the indie-punk pantheon). Though they’ve only been signed for two years, Bear Hands already have an EP and a full-length release to their credit, and, in the spirit of the genre, show no signs of slowing down any time soon. Currently in the midst of a North American tour, Bear Hands will be gracing the stage at Mohawk Place tonight (July 24). Playing support will be another staple of Brooklyn’s burgeoning indie-punk scene, Fort Lean, among others. -edward a. benoit