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Kings of Leon give Tampa the royal treatment


When Kings of Leon played a 90-minute gig at the USF Sun Dome on Friday, the theory of rock evolution was confirmed: Over the course of four full albums and six years, the band has gone from the shaggy, spooky sons of a Pentecostal preacher to arena rock's Next Big Thing.

But, writes Sean Daly, for all the trappings it's acquired — including a famously giant booze budget — KOL is still unlike any young rock band out there, unloading a tasty damnation boogie that spans hellhound blues, country lament and raging rock. And, yes, still delightfully creepy.

Check out Sean's full review here.

[Photo by Atoyia Deans, tbt*]

[Last modified: Monday, May 11, 2009 11:02am]


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