Concert preview: Purity Ring

Joel Oliphint

By the time Canadian duo Purity Ring debuted withShrines in 2012, female-fronted, R&B-injected electro-pop had already become a thing. Bands like the xx, Phantogram and Chairlift had put their stamps on the style. (A year later, Chvrches would do the same.) But Purity Ring managed to carve out a niche within a niche, creating a chilly, dubby twist on the style, which the duo further refined on last year'sanother eternity, taking its sound in a more pop-oriented direction.

Newport Music Hall

7 p.m. Thursday, June 2

1722 N. High St., Campus

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