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The Insiders: What if Pink Floyd was British?

Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa

(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

There’s not a man or woman among us who doesn’t love the music of Pink Floyd. There, now that that’s been established as fact, let’s move on with no further discussion. Of course, you’re not going to see Pink Floyd live these days. Perhaps you could see Roger Waters or David Gilmour perform solo, but it’s not quite the same. To really re-create that Pink Floyd experience, you may want to check out a cover band; there are several top-tier acts out there. One such act is Australian Pink Floyd, and they are great, but listening to them always leaves us thinking: “What if they were British?”

Well, our prayers have been answered! Brit Floyd, England’s answer to Australian Pink Floyd, is coming to the Capitol Center tonight. Finally, the music of Pink Floyd with an English twist! In all seriousness, the band does a great job of capturing both the sound and the spectacle of a Pink Floyd show. This ain’t your weird uncle’s Laser Floyd at the planetarium, folks.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $45 (not such a drag after all!). For more information, visit ccanh.com or call the box office at 225-1111.

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Author Sabin Willett will discuss his new book Abide With Me tonight at Gibson’s Bookstore. The novel is a modern-day take on Wuthering Heights, set in Afghanistan at the non-wuthering height of the Taliban insurgency. Willett’s experiences at Guantanamo Bay as pro bono legal aid for prisoners served as inspiration and experience for Abide With Me.

The discussion and book signing starts at 7 p.m. at Gibson’s Bookstore. For more information, visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562.

(Email the Insiders at
theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

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