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The Daily Pravda give a refresher course in Brit-rock

Ask a handful of people to describe what a particular band sounds like and you’re bound to get a handful of different answers. That’s often even true from within the band itself. For the Daily Pravda, the Boston band who are set to release their second full-length, “Columbia,” tonight with a performance at The Pill at Great Scott in Allston, the reference points have always been easy to point out, at least for the outside listener.

Frontman David Jackel doesn’t entirely mind. “You know, there are worse bands to be compared to than David Bowie and Suede. No one wants to be pigeonholed, but to sound like David Bowie is a pretty great thing. If any artist has been able to maintain integrity and change his sound year after year, it’s Bowie. It opens a lot of doors. I don’t think we’re trying to sound like ’70s glam rock all the time, but Bowie’s done it all.”

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