How do the Swedes manage to nail American culture so deftly? We don't have the answer, but we can tell you that watching the Hives will give you a lesson in Rock n Roll swagger our homegrown acts just can't compete with. Hailing from Fagersta, the Hives burst onto the scene in 2000 with the album Veni Vidi Viscous giving the world the garage-hued jam "Hate to Say I Told You So." They've managed to take everything that's cliche about rock, and infuse it with new life.
Tue., Sept. 11, 8 p.m., 2012