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Treat Yourself to a Night of Pulp

April 9th, 2012


The Jarvis Cocker–fronted Pulp formed in the late ’70s (when the frontman was just 15), but the Sheffield, England, band, didn’t gain much traction for quite some time. Because of this, the lineup went through several changes before the one-two punch of 1994’s His ’n’ Hers and the following year’s Different Class—on the strength of hit single “Common People”—saw them break through, at a time when other Britpop bands like Oasis and the Stone Roses were doing the same. But the increased popularity and the intense scrutiny that came with it weren’t in the band’s best interest, leading to addictions and more lineup changes before breaking up in 2001. But you can’t keep a good band down. And Pulp (above, playing “Disco 2000” at 2011’s Reading Festival) is back, having reunited last year. And now they’re appearing in the US for the first time in more than a decade. Wednesday’s show is sold out, but you can see them on Tuesday at Radio City Music Hall.