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The Rentals @ The Music Box 7/7

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Matt Sharp returned with the Rentals at the Music Box on Friday night in Hollywood in a manner quite unusual for most shows on Hollywood Blvd - a violin solo to open the show followed by a moog solo to get the party started.

Sharp the former Weezer bassist and in our opinion, the piece they've never really replaced, rocked his sweet slow jams to a near capacity crowd of enthusiastic fans. We at LAist were applauding the trio of ladies that are the hidden weapons of the Rentals. And they're easy on the eyes as well. And ears.

There's very few things nicer than the harmonies of the versitile new member Sara Radle and mainstay Rachel Haden on tunes like "Brilliant Boy" and "Tenderness".

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The Rentals are the real deal, all the members run around changing instruments, moving from keyboards to strings to guitar. Everyone sings. And Sharp seemed seriously stoked to be out playing again after a haitus.

Tour dates and video of Sara in her past life after the jump.