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Race for the Obscura



Got a weakness for buttoned-up, hyper-literate bands from Scotland? No way!

Me too.

Camera Obscura is quite possibly the most “If you like Belle and Sebastian you’ll love (fill in the blank)!” band I’ve come across and I’m quietly throwing a party at the thought of seeing their Friday, February 16 show at Bimbo’s 365 Club (bimbos365club.com). The sextet’s repertoire is the ideal soundtrack to your soft-focus walk across campus—spent daydreaming about the shy, sensitive, bespectacled crush in your “Exploring Keats” seminar—and should make for an interesting pairing with a set courtesy of special guest Portastatic.