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The Spill Canvas, April 25, The Venue


South Dakota. Black Hills and ... um ... oh, Mt. Rushmore. Or, if you're into guitar-driven, radio-friendly alt-pop-rock, the Spill Canvas.

Since forming in the mid-2000s, the band has seen a few ups and downs, one up being a successful run on the 2007 Vans Warped Tour. They're in the middle of another up right now with a tour that kicked off on April 21, two new EPs--Abnormalities and Realities--and the single and video for "Our Song" off of Realities finding some radio traction and Internet buzz.

Jaclyn Brandt, marketing manager for the Venue, thinks the EP, and particularly that tune, are worth the attention they're getting.

"I am going to just say right now, I think this will be the song of the summer," she said.

Looks like the Spill Canvas is trying to earn a monument of their own.

Sunday, April 25, with Tyler Hilton, AM Taxi, New Politics. 6 p.m., $15 door. The Venue, 521 Broad St.,