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There has been a lot of talk about the death of the guitar in recent years. You’d be hard pressed to believe it, though, at last month’s Front Bottoms show. They’ve gone against that trend, developing a hugely devoted fanbase, one that filled up the Brooklyn Bowl, with their quirky lyrics and acoustic-guitar based rock. The band came out to cheers that only dissipated when the crowd began singing along to opener “You Used to Say (Holy Fuck).” The chorus of “Holy fuck, I’m about to die Angry for no reason, twisted up inside You used to say” was sung so loud by the young fans that it was almost hard to hear the band. It was very reminiscent of the ferver fellow acoustic rockers Dashboard Confessional used to drum up in their heyday. That fervor kept up for the rest of the band’s set, which included such fan favorites ...

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