[ rock/pop ]
Garbage will never be trendy again. Though their considerable influence on post-millennial pop (from Evanescence and the Veronicas to electro-clash and Crystal Castles) remains largely unacknowledged, Shirley Manson and co. are hardly concerned with pushing things forward. And that works out just fine on Not Your Kind of People (Stunvolume), a tart, toothsome comeback that revisits their signature cocktail of rock crunch and spiky electro-pop fizz. Manson's stingray voice and the band's trusty/timeworn box of production tools are as sharp as ever, and the new album nails a sweet spot that remains surprisingly potent.
Fri., May 25, 9 p.m., $29.50-$39.50, House of Blues Atlantic City, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J., 609-236-2583, houseofblues.com.