Somehow, Muse has become one of the very biggest bands on the planet. And they did it the old-fashioned wayslowly building buzz, rising in stature and growing their rep as a live band until they were doing ridiculous things like headlining Coachella and opening for U2. Theyre also incapable of releasing a single that doesnt become a ubiquitous radio hitlast years The Resistance spawned Uprising and Undisclosed Desires, for instance. Perhaps most stunningly, the bands gotten this famous without any personnel turmoil or blatant gimmickry. Theres no feuding brothers, animated band members or heroin-addicted singers dating infamously skinny supermodels. Which, quite frankly, seems like a bit of a ripoff. Is this a megapopular UK band or what?
Thu., Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., 2010