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Coheed & Cambria

Coheed & Cambria

Wednesday, September 19

I am mistaken for Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria at least once a week. We both share the same type of frame, pierced lips, and unruly long dark hair. I guess that means that Coheed and Cambria are still on people’s minds. Five albums into their epic journey, Coheed and Cambria await the release of the first part of their upcoming double album; The Aftermath: Ascension. Multi-part double albums, nine minute long songs, and extended guitar solos are all a part of Coheed and Cambria’s progressive rock, post-hardcore, punk-metal style. Concept records are a well-worn medium, but this band from Nyack, New York, is one of the only “concept bands” I can think of. For over a decade, the four-piece band has been telling an epic, complex, and tangled science fiction story through their music. The story, in short, is of the Armory Wars, an interstellar battle featuring the fictional hero, Claudio Sanchez, of course named after the band’s frontman. You don’t have to know anything about this intricate story, which hit the mainstream in 2003 with the band’s groundbreaking record In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, to enjoy Coheed and Cambria’s larger-than-life live show, though. The band will perform live this Wednesday (Sept 19) at the Town Ballroom with support from fellow psychedelic prog-rock band, 3. —cory perla

7pm Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. (852-3900 /townballroom.com) $30