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Get Your Weekend Started with the Figgs Tonight at Mercury Lounge

October 25th, 2013

More than 25 years ago a group of high school friends formed the Figgs (above, performing “Simon Simone”) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., doing their own melodic take on punk and power pop. They’ve gone from being a trio to a quartet and then back to a three-piece: Mike Gent (guitar and vocals), Pete Donnelly (bass) and Pete Hayes (drums). They’ve backed Graham Parker on the road and in the studio while still managing to continue to do their own thing—most notably release a host of EPs and LPs, including this year’s The Figgs Anthology: 1000 People Grinning (stream it below). Catch highlights from the group’s career when, alongside the Henry Millers, they play the early show tonight at Mercury Lounge.