Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers 

Thursday, March 28 at Reef

It's a good thing that Roger Clyne plays guitar instead of drums because he has the timing of a broken clock.

Clyne's breakthrough album with his band, The Refreshments, was a collection of witty, major-key rock singalongs released into the maelstrom of mid-'90s grunge nihilism. While rain-swept Seattle was inspiring a nation, Clyne sang odes to the deserts of Arizona and Mexico from his Tempe, Ariz., home.

"We were more of a celebration band than an angst band," Clyne told Boise Weekly in 2010, concluding that The Refreshments were, ultimately, "good music to drink beer to."

When Clyne left his record contract behind and went back to playing rock clubs, he reorganized The Refreshments into The Peacemakers, and that's when his fans really started to show their dedication. The band now hosts its own concert festival, Circus Mexicus.

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