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ROCK | Restorations

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Restorations are masters of balance. Loud, guitars-at-11 anthems are matched by vulnerability and big-hearted ideas; lead singer Jon Loudon's gravelly voice wagers between sentimental softness and yelling with power; and the band borrows from some of the best ideas in mid-2000's punk while crafting a rock sound that's unique. There's a pleasant nostalgia to the Philadelphia quartet's recent full-length, "LP3" — kind of like digging up an old photo of missed friends, but knowing that everyone is doing just fine.

Restorations plays with Pink Elephant and Cantelope on Wednesday, September 16, at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $10-$13. bugjar.com; restorationstheband.com.

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