The Horrors In Concert: ATP Festival 2011 At Convention Hall, the Goth-tinged post-punk band came off like U2: bold, shimmering and confident.

The Horrors at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, N.J., on Saturday.

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The Horrors In Concert: ATP Festival 2011

Even if the Goth-tinged post-punk band seemed slightly out of place at All Tomorrow's Parties, there was plenty of chatter surrounding The Horrors. Singer Faris Badwan was downright Bowie-ian in voice over shimmering guitars and synths straight out Bauhaus and The Jesus and Mary Chain. But really, the effect was more like U2: bold and confident, and maybe not as brooding as Badwan's leather jacket and shaggy hair might suggest. In the Convention Hall at Asbury Park, N.J., where the acoustics boomed in not-so-flattering ways, The Horrors seemed to make a case for arenas with the same problem.

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